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Television News

4th Edition

By Ivor Yorke

Edited by Ray Alexander


248 pages

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A straightforward account of the editorial and production processes used by journalists to bring television news to the viewer. It is an invaluable text for students on journalism courses, print and radio journalists moving into television and TV journalists wishing to update their knowledge. Takes into account the latest practices and issues in the television industry.

This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of the latest practices and issues in the television industry. It includes new illustrations of developments from both a technological and an editorial perspective.

In a changing broadcasting environment, newcomers to television journalism are finding themselves entering a world in which an empathy with technology is as important as a way with words. The newsroom itself is now completely computerized and consequently new skills and working methods need to be mastered to take account of the revolutionary advances.


'A good introduction and overview of the industry.'
Ann Sundqvist, in M2 Best Books


'This is an excellent, well written and authoritative book with a lot of interest.' Journalism Lecturer

'The style is down to earth and accessible.'
Chief Examiner, University of Cambridge Examining Syndicate

Table of Contents

Introduction; Getting into television; The electronic jigsaw puzzle; Who does what in television news; Writing for television news; Words and moving pictures; Writing to pictures; Television news reporting; Reporting techniques; Packaging the news; Camera crews at work; Constructing a news programme; Production and presentation; Presenting the news; The shape of things to come; Conclusion; Further reading; Glossary

About the Author/Editor

Manager & Lead Trainer for Television Journalism, BBC Training

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