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Broadcast Journalism, 5th Edition by Andrew Boyd

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TV NEWS COVERAGE

25     Gathering the news

‘I don’t think we’re going to get the film. There are some difficulties. The cameraman has been eaten by a crocodile.’

– ASSISTANT FILM MANAGER FREDDIE PARTINGTONTO ITN EDITOR GEOFFREY COX*

ENG (electronic newsgathering)

In television, where the free flow of money leaves radio looking like a poor relation, technologists have had the incentive to come up with new ideas to satisfy the never ending demand for faster news.

Electronic news gathering (ENG) – also called EJ (electronic journalism), ECC (electronic camera coverage), PSC – (portable single camera), is the technocrat’s solution.

ENG long ago overhauled film in news-gathering organizations around the world, with cameras that record sound as ...

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