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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 6th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 12

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

Summary

KEY WORDS

Ad-Libbing

Communication Chain

Dining Table Solution

Immediacy

Interrupted Feedback

Reporter's Notebook

Voiceover

INTRODUCTION

The immediacy of broadcast journalism is the greatest advantage it possesses over print media. This chapter discusses how radio and television news-rooms 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 broadcast journalists. ...

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