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

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Producing the Television Newscast

CONTENTS

Introduction

Producers—Definitions and Skills

The Logistics and Strategies of Producing

Technical Aspects of Producing

 KEY WORDS  

Ad-Libs

Clusters

Line Producer

Associate Producer

Executive Producer

Live Shots

Back Timing

Field Producer

News Hole

Balancing the Anchors

Gatekeeper

Peaks And Valleys

Blocks

Kicker

Teases

Bumps

Leads

Toss

By following this text, we’ve acquired the news, written the copy, and reported the story. However, even those who only want to report, shoot, edit, or anchor must be keenly aware of the producing process. A reporter may shape an individual story, but it is the producer who frames the entire newscast.

Producing is an exceptionally ...

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