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Writing for Broadcast News: A Storytelling Approach to Crafting TV and Radio News Reports (Paperback)
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Writing for Broadcast News: A Storytelling Approach to Crafting TV and Radio News Reports (Paperback)

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Paperback 182 Pages / Published: 26/09/2005
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Writing for Broadcast News makes the storytelling elements that comprise a broadcast news story for radio or TV accessible to beginning broadcast writers. Its step-by-step approach shows how to structure a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end through a framework that ties together the anchor lead, reporter narrative, and actualities or sound bites. Emphasizing that people are interested in people, this handbook highlights the human element and "putting a face" on the story. It gives practical advice to aspiring broadcast reporters and writers toward becoming effective storytellers.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540279
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 234 x 187 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Raiteri is an accomplished classroom teacher and has sent hundreds of students into broadcast news jobs with strong writing and storytelling skills. Writing for Broadcast News is a wonderful text that provides time-tested lessons that make a difference. Raiteri's book is understandable, effective, and fun. -- Ralph Braseth, University of Mississippi
There is no one whose comprehension of media questions can excel that of the awesomely accomplished Charles Raiteri. But the most remarkable thing about this truly wonderful teacher and broadcaster is that, for all his intricate awareness of technique, he never loses sight of the ethical and human purposes of journalism. -- Jackson Baker, senior editor, the Memphis Flyer
Complete and very well organized. A must-have book for students and working professionals. -- Robert J. de Maria, Washington and Lee University
Charles Raiteri has devoted his life to broadcasting excellence as a television news reporter, documentary producer, university professor, and now author. Raiteri's highly practical guide offers anyone aspiring to a career on the air or behind the scenes the basic building blocks of success. Broadcast veterans will profit from Raiteri's reminders on the fundamentals of storytelling. With its humility, attention to detail, and common sense, this book is a 'must have' for anyone writing broadcast news. -- Joe Birch, news anchor, WMC-TV, Memphis

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