Writing and Producing Television News, 2nd Edition
May 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
Author Gormly draws on his extensive background as a television journalist to explain how real newsrooms work. The text reviews basic grammar, introduces students to industry-specific terminology and the particular rules for TV newswriting, appraises the basics of a television news story, and reveals how television writing differs from writing for other media. The core of the book develops various story formats, and gives step-by-step instruction on how to transform basic information into properly scripted, solid stories.
Included in this edition are the latest in script formatting; an in-depth look at new writing styles; interviews with and observations of working journalists from major television markets; an expanded chapter detailing the process of producing a television newscast; and up-to-date information about applying for jobs and internships in today's television marketplace.
Newly expanded, packed with student exercises for hands-on learning, and fully illustrated with photos, line drawings, and charts, Writing and Producing Television News, Second Edition prepares students to perform from the moment they hit the newsroom.
Chapter 1 - Television News: An Introduction.
Chapter 2 - Television Newswriting - A Different Style.
Chapter 3 - A Brief Review of Grammar.
Chapter 4 - Some General Rules of Television Newswriting.
Chapter 5 - Usage.
Chapter 6 - Approaching the Television News Story.
Chapter 7 - Story Formats - Some Basics.
Chapter 8 - The Voice Over.
Chapter 9 - Sound on Tape: SOTS.
Chapter 10 - The Voice Over/Sound Bite: VO/SOTS.
Chapter 11 - Putting the Formats Together.
Chapter 12 - Interviewing: Conversation with a Goal.
Chapter 13 - The Package.
Chapter 14 - An Interview with Deborah Potter.
Chapter 15 - The Live Shot.
Chapter 16 - An Interview with Beverly White.
Chapter 17 - Producing the Newscast.
Chapter 18 - The Station and the Newsroom.
Chapter 19 - A Look Inside: WFAA-TV, Dallas.
Chapter 20 - Finding a Job.