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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 5th Edition by Ted White, Frank Barnas

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Newswriting Style

CONTENTS

Introduction

Descriptors and Identifiers

Numbers, Capital Numbers, Punctuation Marks, and Web Sites

Language—Using the Best Words

Language—Using the Best Phrasing

Verbs

Attribution, Quotes, Time, Transitions, and Locations

 KEY WORDS  

Abbreviations

Conjunctions

Numbers

Active Voice

Contractions

Passive Voice

Attribution

Descriptors

Punctuation Marks

Capital Numbers

Identifiers

Quotes

Broadcast newswriting style differs from other styles of writing, principally because, unlike most other writing, broadcast copy is written for the ear, not the eye. Thus, it must be delivered in a conversational style that can be understood by a passive audience. Compounding the difficulty ...

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