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Beginning Radio and TV Newswriting: A Self-Instructional Learning Experience, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6042-1
160 pages
May 2009, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The fifth edition of this bestselling text instructs students on the basic styles, principles, and techniques of radio and TV newswriting. It makes an ideal supplement to basic newswriting texts or radio and TV industry texts.
  • Offers clear instruction, examples and exercises to guide beginning students in correct radio and TV news style
  • Fully updated and with even more examples, exercises and tests
  • The author has extensive radio and TV news experience, both on-the-air and behind the scenes as a producer, news writer, videographer, newscaster, sportscaster, host and reporter
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Preface

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Radio-TV News Terminology

Part 1: Writing the Story:

Rewriting

Short, Lean Sentences

Brevity

Helping Listeners and Viewers

Tell the Story

Read the Story

Summary

Part 2: Using Radio-TV Style:

Leads

Names and Titles

Identification

Addresses

Ages

Attribution

Say It with Says

Repetition

Quotes

Facts or Opinions?

Aiding the Audience

Contractions

Pronouns

Verb Tense

Time Elements

Verb Voice

Rewriting Test

Answers to Rewriting Test

Abbreviations

Numbers

Punctuation

Copyediting

Script Style

Summary

The BIG Time

Exercises

Part 3: Writing Introductions:

Introducing Recorded Comments from Sources

Introducing Reporter Packages

Exercises

Part 4: Adding Visuals:

Writing for Television

Exercises

Summary

Congratulations

Appendix: United Press International Pronunciation Guide

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K. Tim Wulfemeyer is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University where he serves as the coordinator of the Journalism Degree Program. He has extensive radio-TV news experience, both on-the-air as a newscaster, sportscaster, host and reporter and behind the scenes as a producer, newswriter and videographer.
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  • Offers clear instruction, examples and exercises to guide beginning students in correct radio-TV news style
  • Fully updated and with even more examples, exercises and tests
  • The author has extensive radio-TV news experience, both on-the-air and behind the scenes as a producer, news writer, videographer, newscaster, sportscaster, host and reporter
See More

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