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Air Words : Writing for Broadcast News

Air Words : Writing for Broadcast News - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0767427142

Cover of Air Words : Writing for Broadcast News 3RD 02 (ISBN 978-0767427142)
ISBN13: 978-0767427142
ISBN10: 0767427149
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No

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Air Words : Writing for Broadcast News - 3RD 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0767427142

John Hewitt

ISBN13: 978-0767427142
ISBN10: 0767427149
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Airwords is a hands-on workbook with numerous exercises and writing examples that focuses on developing writing skills for broadcast news.

New to This Edition :

  • Updated: New and revised exercises throughout
  • Internet: In this edition, the author recognizes the changing field of broadcast newswriting based on the Internet and other new and converging technologies. More emphasis is placed on using the Internet in researching stories and how webcasting is affecting broadcast news
  • News Producers: Airwords acknowledges the growing need for news producers in the field by outlining and emphasizing producing skills, job functions, and responsibilities.


Features :

  • Realistic Exercises: Students can hone their writing skills with exercises that reflect the reality of the newsroom. The exercises focus on the traps and tricks that students will encounter in their future jobs as news writers and producers.
  • Clear Examples: examples found throughout that help students get a stronger and more realistic sense of what makes effective newscasts
  • Teaches the language of broadcast newswriting: Airwords provides the vocabulary that students will need to communicate with industry professionals and defines and explains standard industry formats, rules, and procedures

Author Bio

Hewitt, John : San Francisco State University

Table of Contents

1. Radio, Television, and the Webcast
2. The Mechanics of the Script
3. Shifting from Print to Effective Broadcast Type
4. Writing Compelling Leads
5. Interviews: Getting the Powerful Soundbite
6. Using Soundbites Effectively
7. using Soundbites in Packages
8. Over-the-Air and Internet Radio
9. TV: Writing to Stills
10. TV: The VO and the VO/SOT

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