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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 4th Edition by Ted White

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Introduction

Much of the earlier edition of this book was written during the conflict in the Persian Gulf and its aftermath. The timing offered a variety of opportunities to observe the broadcast media as they moved into a new role: the live reporting of a war on television. For the first time, the American people, along with most of the world, thanks to CNN, watched a war much as they would a Super Bowl. The instant coverage of rockets falling on Israel and Saudi Arabia brought the war into living rooms as never before. This coverage of the war showed us how dramatically electronic journalism had matured technically. Yet it also showed us many other things that were not as positive and were, in the minds of many, controversial. For, unlike the ...

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