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

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Voiceovers, Packages, and Story Formats

CONTENTS

Introduction

Readers

Combining Words and Pictures

Voiceovers

Scripting the Voiceover

Incorporating Sound Bytes

The Split Page

The Package

Stand-ups and Reporter Involvement

Posting Stories

 KEY WORDS  

Advancing Stories

Reader

Stand-Up Open

Assignment Board

Sound Byte

Touch And Go

Font

Split Page

The Tricycle Principle

Natural Sound

Stand-Up Bridge

Voiceover

Package

Stand-Up Close

The major difference between radio and TV news is, of course, pictures. When you write for television, pictures are always crucial to a story. In radio, you must create pictures in your mind and then find the words to paint those pictures for your audience. In television, ...

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