From the Foreword by Bob Schieffer:
"This is a real 'how to' book by two people who really know how. But it is more than just a fine manual on broadcast journalism, journalists and non-journalists alike will find it good read, a treasure chest of anecdotes, stories and a tall tale or two from the most exciting profession of all—reporting the news."
Reardon’s On Camera: How to Report, Anchor & Interview teaches you how to become professional and effective on camera. You’ll learn how to appear and feel at ease whether doing an interview, reporting in the field, reading from a prompter, or giving a video presentation. It’ll give you the nuts and bolts of how to do the job at the network level or as a backpack journalist, so you feel confident that when you’re standing in front of the camera you will know what you’re doing. Whether new to television or experienced in front of a camera, you will improve on your current skills through career-focused tips and tried-and-true principles—all oriented to skills development—in this book.
Introduction. I: Interviewing. 1. Interviewing. 2. The Interviewee. II: On Camera Reporting. 3. Gathering the Facts. 4. Writing the Script. 5. Presenting the Report on Camera. III: Beat Reporting. 6. Sports Reporting. 7. Weather Reporting. 8. Medical Reporting. 9. Legal Reporting. 10. Entertainment Reporting. 11. Business Reporting. 12. Anchoring I. 13. Anchoring II. 14. Hosting. IV: Voice and Physical Technique. 15. The Voice Itself. 16. Techniques for a Good Reading. 17. Physical Techniques. 18. Looking Good. V: Getting the Job. 19. Preparing Your Presentation Reel. 20. How to Land a Job in Television, by Melinda Murphy. 21. Final Thoughts.