Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air

Paperback | July 15, 2008

byAlan Schroeder

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Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air is a step-by-step guide to the nuts and bolts of writing and producing television journalism. Schroeder presents two goals: first, to familiarize students with the basic challenges and skills faced by television news professionals;and second, to put these principles into practice through realistic exercises and assignments that puts students into the role of decision-makers. This comprehensive text employs a running case study throughout the text: Schroeder has created the fictional town of Lakedale, a medium-size news market not unlike the sort of places a young professional might have their first job. Many of the exercises are set there, and the text stresses themany decisions news journalists must make on a daily basis, and stresses problem-solving throughout. Each topic area is complemented by assignments designed to closely approximate the work of professional television journalists. These exercises cover a wide spectrum of material, from breaking newsto features, and they introduce a range of story formats, from simple anchor readers and voiceovers to such complex structures as sound-bite stories and news packages. The text also draws on the insights and experiences of a select group of dedicated professionals who represent the best of TV newsin local stations across the country: reporters, anchors, producers, assignment editors, web journalists, graphic artists, and newsroom executives.

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Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air is a step-by-step guide to the nuts and bolts of writing and producing television journalism. Schroeder presents two goals: first, to familiarize students with the basic challenges and skills faced by television news professionals;and second, to put these principles into prac...

Alan Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195311930

ISBN - 13:9780195311938

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IntroductionPreface: Using This Textbook1. The NewsroomSection One: Writing and Reporting2. The Language of Television News3. Writing Studio-Based News Stories4. Writing News Packages5. The On-Camera JournalistSection Two: Producing6. News Judgments7. Newscast Producing8. News Teases9. Graphics, Titles, and Supers10. Television News on the WebSupplementary MaterialGlossary of TV News TermsInformation about the City of LakedaleAppendix A: RTNDA Code of EthicsAppendix B: Ten Questions for Ethical Decision-MakingAcknowledgements