ERIC Number: ED052592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Television News; Writing, Editing, Filming, Broadcasting.
Fang, Irving E.
The skills required by the television journalist--writing, editing, filming, broadcasting--are fully described and analyzed in this detailed guide and textbook. Among the topics treated are sources of news stories, interviewing techniques, filming of breaking news, newsfilm editing, clear and colorful writing, and graphics presentation. A description of the television news day, including an examination of news personnel, provides the background against which the techniques of the newsman can be seen. The sections on interviewing and writing stories would be useful for all journalists. The emphasis, though, is on news for television and the links between copy, photographs, and film. Several chapters describe the uses of camera and sound equipment. Special news situations such as election reporting, weather, sports, etc. are considered, and problems of good taste, objectivity, and broadcast standards are examined in some detail. (JK/MT)
Descriptors: Animation, Audiovisual Aids, Interviews, Journalism, Mass Media, News Media, Photographic Equipment, Press Opinion, Production Techniques, Television, Textbooks, Video Equipment, Writing (Composition)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($8.95, paperback $5.60)
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Note: Library of Communication Techniques