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Thirty Seconds to Air: A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting

Bob Arya, Bill Kurtis (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-2579-3
246 pages
March 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Thirty Seconds to Air: A Field Reporter


The definitive field guide to live TV reporting, complete with real-world examples

Thirty Seconds to Air is a pocket field guide that explains the procedures, experience, and skills required to produce live television newscasts that are noteworthy for their substance and style. The guide covers live presentation, delivery, and legal and ethical issues in a conversational style, and illustrates challenging situations with real-world, concrete examples. The book also includes exercises and references drawn from the Associated Press, professional broadcast journalism associations, and the Internet. Useful for students and professionals, this guide dives into the knowledge and mindset of an experienced, skilled television professional.

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"...provides valuable advice for both the veteran and the beginner...It's the next step for anyone planning a career in television news: digest it, keep it in a prominent place on the bookshelf, and refer to it frequently." - Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
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