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On Camera, 2nd Edition by Tom Flynn, Nancy Reardon

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Foreword

Bob Schieffer

As it was with so many reporters of my generation, I was a newspaperman before I got into TV and my first newspaper job was working the night police beat on my hometown newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

These days in television news you will start in a newsroom that is vastly different than the one I started in. Today we have high definition and high tech that makes the business much more than writing and reporting. But those basic skills are the difference-makers. Learning to write, report and present on camera are the most important skills to learn. They are what will get you a career in television.

But back in the days when I began, the police reporters at most newspapers did not write much. They went to the scene ...

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