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

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Glossary

Abbreviations Shortened words in a news script. Abbreviations should be avoided in news copy, as they can confuse news anchors.

Accuracy Verifying a story's truth by consulting multiple sources.

Active voice Writing style that focuses on the action rather than the receiver of the action.

Actuality Voices of people involved in a news story. Also called a sound bite.

Ad-libbing Ability to improvise an impromptu speech without preparation.

Advancing stories Finding new angles to update ongoing stories.

Affiliates Radio and TV stations serviced by networks.

Ambush interview Forcing someone to speak with you on camera against his or her will.

Anchor Someone who reads news on the TV set.

AP Associated Press, one of the major wire services. ...

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