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

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Reporting Live

CONTENTS

Introduction

Organizing Thoughts

Ad-Libbing

The Challenges of Electronic News Gathering

Keeping Cool

Memorizing and Delivering Live Reports

Voiceovers from the Field

Technical Challenges

 KEY WORDS  

Ad-Libbing

Immediacy

Reporter’s Notebook

Communication Chain

Interrupted Feedback

Voiceover

Dining Table Solution

The immediacy of broadcast journalism is the greatest advantage it possesses over print media. This chapter discusses how radio and television newsrooms may exploit that advantage by using reporters in the field to deliver live reports. Further, this chapter offers some suggestions for handling the special pressures and responsibilities that live reporting places on ...

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