Writing for Broadcast News makes the storytelling elements that comprise a broadcast news story for radio or TV accessible to beginning broadcast writers. Its step-by-step approach shows how to structure a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end through a framework that ties together the anchor lead, reporter narrative, and actualities or sound bites. Emphasizing that people are interested in people, this handbook highlights the human element and "putting a face" on the story. It gives practical advice to aspiring broadcast reporters and writers toward becoming effective storytellers.
Charles Raiteri is a veteran TV reporter and professor of journalism.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Style Chapter 3 2 Glossary of Broadcast Terms Chapter 4 3 The People-izing Concept Chapter 5 4 Humanizing, Generalizing, and Attribution Chapter 6 5 People and Ethics Chapter 7 6 Humanizing the Anchor Lead Chapter 8 7 Humanizing the Body of Your Story Chapter 9 8 The Humanizing Interview Chapter 10 9 Putting It All Together in the TV Script Chapter 11 10 Critical Evaluation Chapter 12 11 Shooting and Editing News Video Chapter 13 12 Radio/TV Exercises Chapter 14 13 Video Exercises Chapter 15 14 Topics for Reporting Your Own Stories Chapter 16 15 Computer-Assisted Reporting Chapter 17 16 Convergence and Online Journalism Chapter 18 Index