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1st Edition

Television News
The Heart and How-To of Video Storytelling

ISBN 9781138545687
Published May 9, 2019 by Routledge
488 Pages 148 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Television News is a comprehensive resource for newswriting, reporting, shooting and editing video, and producing a newscast. This book provides instruction in the basic steps of telling video stories, and is perfectly suited for preparing young professionals for entry-level positions as television or multimedia journalists. Moreover, the text goes to the heart of storytelling with guidance appropriate for advancement in an industry that is challenged more than ever to retain the public trust. The reporting and video storytelling skills found in this book can also be applied in non-traditional video communication jobs in both businesses and nonprofits. Conversational and easy to understand, this book grounds readers in the ethical and legal consideration necessary to do the job right. New to the fourth edition is coverage of social media, shooting and broadcasting with cell phones, and a discussion of “fake news.” This book can be used in standalone introductory broadcast courses or across multiple, specialized modules. It features a website with ancillary material that helps students learn to write, shoot, and edit video with practical activities.

Table of Contents

PART I – Video Story Fundamentals

Chapter 1 – What Is News?

Chapter 2 – Social Media and News

Chapter Author – Denae D’Arcy, Ph.D.

Chapter 3 – Storytelling and Writing for Video

Chapter 4 – Writing in Broadcast Style

Chapter 5 – The Basics of Shooting Video

Chapter 6 – Shooting Video II: Beyond the Basics

Chapter 7 – Video Editing

Chapter 8 – Voice and Presentation

PART II – Advanced Reporting and Beyond

Chapter 9 – Finding News Sources

Chapter 10 – Using Public Records

Chapter 11 – Legal Considerations

Chapter 12 – The Television Newsroom

Chapter 13 – Producing the News

Chapter 14 – Careers in Television News

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Teresa Keller has spent time in television newsrooms in Denver, San Diego, and Bristol, VA and worked as a contributing reporter for WVTF public radio in Roanoke, VA. As a professor of Mass Communications at Emory & Henry College, she garnered two statewide teaching awards: the 2003 Virginia Professor of the Year award, presented by the Carnegie Foundation, and the Virginia Council on Higher Education’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010. She led the radio station at Emory & Henry College, WEHC-FM, for 25 years. She served as a board member of Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation for more than a decade and spent two terms on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.


"The long-awaited fourth edition of the Keller book on television news delivers us both professional and conceptual knowledge of how to gather news, write visual stories, create compelling videography, and produce packages for television and other visual media. The updated edition is an excellent choice for aspiring broadcast journalists both as an introductory and intermediate-level textbook. Keller’s new edition also provides readers with timely updates on changing news environment and inspires them to reconceptualize and refine their visual storytelling techniques. I have used Keller’s Television News for several years, and now I am excited to continue to adopt this new edition as a required literature for my TV newsgathering course." 

Hun Shik Kim, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA