Debuting in its first edition News Now: Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age helps today's broadcast journalism students prepare for a mobile, interactive, and highly competitive workplace. The authors, all faculty members of the prestigious Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, bring their real-world expertise to a book designed to be a trusted reference for the next generation of broadcast journalists.
"The Cronkite Team treats social media elements, such as Twitter and YouTube, as a routine part of the newsgathering process, which is as it should be."
- Kym Fox, Texas State University
"Students want visually entertaining texts that are compelling to read. They HATE tedium . The text is written in a manner that reflects the realities of electronic media today. It accurately describes writing styles, production techniques and storytelling methodology. Students who absorb this material will not be surprised when they enter the professional world."
- Marilee Morrow, Marietta College
"I do think this text would benefit today's broadcast journalism students, mainly because of its practicality for students. It's obvious the authors have worked in newsrooms before and understand what works in the commercial world."
- David Swartzlander, Doane College
PART 1: Broadcast News Today
Chapter 1: News Now
Chapter 2: Elements of Storytelling
PART 2: Reporting
Chapter 3: Reporting
Chapter 4: Specialty Reporting
Chapter 5: Art of the Interview Chapter
6: Capturing Media: Shooting and Editing
PART 3: Broadcasting
Chapter 7: Writing for Broadcast
Chapter 8: Producing
Chapter 9: On Air, On Camera
Chapter 10: Writing and Producing for the Web
PART 4: Your Career
Chapter 11: Legal Street Smarts
Chapter 12: Charting Your Ethical Course
Chapter 13: Diversity
Chapter 14: Producing Your Career Timeline