Television News is a comprehensive resource for newswriting, reporting, shooting and editing video, and producing a newscast. This book provides instruction in the basic steps of telling video stories, and is perfectly suited for preparing young professionals for entry-level positions as television or multimedia journalists. Moreover, the text goes to the heart of storytelling with guidance appropriate for advancement in an industry that is challenged more than ever to retain the public trust. The reporting and video storytelling skills found in this book can also be applied in non-traditional video communication jobs in both businesses and nonprofits. Conversational and easy to understand, this book grounds readers in the ethical and legal consideration necessary to do the job right. New to the fourth edition is coverage of social media, shooting and broadcasting with cell phones, and a discussion of "fake news." This book can be used in standalone introductory broadcast courses or across multiple, specialized modules. It features a website with ancillary material that helps students learn to write, shoot, and edit video with practical activities.
Teresa Keller has spent time in television newsrooms in Denver, San Diego, and Bristol, VA and worked as a contributing reporter for WVTF public radio in Roanoke, VA. As a professor of Mass Communications at Emory & Henry College, she garnered two statewide teaching awards: the 2003 Virginia Professor of the Year award, presented by the Carnegie Foundation, and the Virginia Council on Higher Education's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010. She led the radio station at Emory & Henry College, WEHC-FM, for 25 years. She served as a board member of Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation for more than a decade and spent two terms on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
PART I - Video Story Fundamentals Chapter 1 - What Is News? Chapter 2 - Social Media and News Chapter Author - Denae D'Arcy, Ph.D. Chapter 3 - Storytelling and Writing for Video Chapter 4 - Writing in Broadcast Style Chapter 5 - The Basics of Shooting Video Chapter 6 - Shooting Video II: Beyond the Basics Chapter 7 - Video Editing Chapter 8 - Voice and Presentation PART II - Advanced Reporting and Beyond Chapter 9 - Finding News Sources Chapter 10 - Using Public Records Chapter 11 - Legal Considerations Chapter 12 - The Television Newsroom Chapter 13 - Producing the News Chapter 14 - Careers in Television News