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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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17

Fitting It All In

 

What You’ll Learn_________________________

Television and radio newscasts have one thing in common if you’re putting together a show for either medium: you need a good rundown (which some call the “lineup”). In other words, a good lead story, a good closing story, and lots of good stories in between. Furthermore, you need a logical order for your stories, so that you don’t follow a piece about a house fire with a piece about a dog that laughs, nor do you follow the dog story with a piece about a raucous city council meeting on crime.

And that’s not all. Your newscast has to be well written so that one story flows with a smooth transition into the next. And, the newscast has to be well paced, meaning every anchor voiceover ...

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