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

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1  Broadcast News Writing Mechanics

Before you can get a driver’s license, you have to learn how to drive a car. Before you write broadcast news, you must learn good grammar and know how to use a computer. You also must understand what news is and how writing broadcast news copy differs from other types of writing. As noted in the Introduction, you must quickly learn about accuracy and responsibility. You also need to learn the vocabulary of broadcast journalism, terms such as wrap, voice-over, standup, and cutaway.

Before you have finished working with this book, you will have learned about all these things and many more. This chapter starts with the mechanics of broadcast news writing, the small but essential details of preparing a script correctly. ...

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