The Performer in Mass Media: Connecting with Television and Online Audiences, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Performer in Mass Media

Connecting with Television and Online Audiences, 2nd Edition

By Beth Olson


240 pages

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This book is a concise guide written by two individuals who have been there under the lights and in front of the camera. Its no-nonsense approach offers readers practical advice about on-camera performance, including key aspects of voice, movement, communication and appearance. It gives them a foundation for working in the studio, in the field and in front of an audience; it is ideal for media performers of any type, including those who work as reporters, company spokespersons, or community advocates.

Recommendations include how to properly position oneself for a shot, how to improve articulation, how to deal with stress and how to best perform online. "Try-It-Out" exercises help readers put what they have learned into practice and prepare to be on camera. Key terms are bolded in the chapters and are collected in a book-end Glossary for easy reference.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Cue, You're On

Chapter 2 The Material

Chapter 3 Appearance

Chapter 4 Voice

Chapter 5 Movement

Chapter 6 Succeeding As a Performer

Chapter 7 The Television Studio

Chapter 8 Specialized Performances

Chapter 9 Technology and Performance

Chapter 10 The Business


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies