Papper's Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook is the go-to handbook in broadcast news, and with the updates in the 6th edition, it is sure to continue this legacy. Through clear and concise chapters, this text provides the fundamental rules of broadcast news writing. It covers various fields across the board, including crime and government, weather, education, health, and sports. Within each field, readers learn the nuances of reporting, grammar, style, and usage.
Written by a professional who has overseen major industry research for the past 23 years, this edition presents the data on news writing in a relevant and digestible manner. With the business of broadcast news changing rapidly, this text reflects the current news environment and explores where it will head in the future. With an expanded social media chapter and additional insight into the news rooms of today, Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook incorporates all the skills and knowledge reporters and journalist need to prepare for their careers.
Robert A. Papper is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Hofstra University. A graduate of Columbia College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, he has worked as a producer, writer, and manager at television stations in Minneapolis, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Columbus, Ohio and radio stations in Maine and Indiana. He has won both the top award in broadcast journalism (DuPont-Columbia) and the top award in education (Ed Bliss Award).
Ethics, Legality and the RTDNA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct News Collecting Information Stories Working with Bites, Actualities and Natural Sound Readability Words Phrases and Phrasing Sentences Leads and Endings TV: Story Forms TV: Working with Pictures Producing News on TV Radio/Audio: Story Forms and Working with Sounds Online News Social Media and News News, Weather & Sports Reporting: Seasonal Coverage & the Calendar Reporting: Specialized Coverage The Business of News TV Script Form and Supers...Glossary