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Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook, 5th Edition by Robert A. Papper

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CHAPTER 19
image Reporting Seasonal Coverage and the Calendar

SEASONAL REPORTING

There is a cyclical nature to our lives, and much of that cycle is based on the calendar. Some of it’s based on religion, some based on historical events, and some on the seasonal nature of weather. people who live in cold climates spend more time outside in the summer; our major shopping of the year comes in late November and December because of Christmas and Chanukah.

Our nonbreaking news coverage tends to mirror those cycles. Every year, we do stories on New Year’s resolutions, major holidays, groundhog day, Daylight Saving Time, the busiest travel and shopping ...

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