The Broadcast Journalism Handbook has everything you ever wanted to know about working in the television news business but were afraid to ask! Learn the ropes-and how to head off amateur errors-from the authors' vast experiences and dozens of interviews with news professionals. Complete with job-searching tips, helpful web sites, and real-life scenarios, this book covers many newsroom positions, from assignment editors to producers, reporters, and anchors. It gives you newsroom experience before you get the job.
Robert Thompson is an award-winning reporter/anchor with fifteen years of on-air experience. Cindy Malone is an Emmy award-winning news producer, co-owner of the production company Malone Media Group, and a former television news reporter and anchor.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 TV News: The Myth and the Reality Chapter 3 2 You've Got the Job, What Do You Do Now? Chapter 4 3 Your First Day Chapter 5 4 Putting It All Together: Cast and Crew Chapter 6 5 Newsroom Survival Guide Chapter 7 6 The Business of News Chapter 8 7 Crossing the Line Chapter 9 8 One-Man Bands Chapter 10 9 The Story Chapter 11 10 Where to Go, What to Do, Who to Call? Chapter 12 11 Making Deadlines Chapter 13 12 Writing Tips Chapter 14 13 Into Practice Chapter 15 14 News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of History, Recent Events, and People Chapter 16 15 Worst-Case Scenarios Chapter 17 16 Amateur Errors Chapter 18 17 Getting the Job Chapter 19 18 Wrap-Up Chapter 20 Appendix: Going Online Chapter 21 News Glossary