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

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10  Broadcast News Reporting

Good reporters first must learn to write, which is why the first part of this book was devoted mostly to writing. But just being able to write well does not guarantee that a person will make a good reporter. Many additional skills and abilities, unrelated to writing, are required.

Although print and broadcast reporters need many of the same skills, broadcast news reporters face challenges not encountered by their print counterparts, or even by broadcast journalists of the recent past. Electronic news gathering (ENG), which relies on videotape or digital equipment and microwave technology, places demands on TV reporters that were unknown when reporters filmed stories and had the luxury of writing their scripts while ...

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