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

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2  Broadcast News Writing Style

Chapter 1 helped acquaint you with some of the rather tedious but necessary basics of broadcast news writing. The next step is to learn broadcast news writing style. Broadcast style is very different from other styles of writing, principally because, unlike most other writing, broadcast copy is written for the ear, not the eye.

Much of the news “writing” heard on radio and television is actually “rewriting.” Although broadcast news reporters write original copy when they are covering a story, a considerable portion of the news on radio and television is gathered from the news wires and rewritten in broadcast style or taken off the broadcast wire and read on the air without a rewrite. This chapter focuses on rewriting ...

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