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ERIC Number: ED090559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 188
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How to Write News for Broadcast and Print Media.
Dary, David
This book is a primer on the techniques of news writing and the application of those principles to print and broadcast journalism. Chapters include: "The News Media," which presents a brief history of journalism and the foundations on which it is based; "What Is News?"; "Gathering News," which discusses news beats, reporters' qualifications, and interviewing techniques; "Preparation of News Copy," which considers the preparation of copy for and the different demands imposed by radio, television, and newspapers; "News Writing Philosophy," which examines questions of accuracy, clarity, and style in writing and specifically presents the Paul White, "New York Times," and "Kansas City Star" philosophies toward journalism; "The Language of News"; "Structuring a News Story," which review the chronological, double-ended, and inverted pyramid story forms; "The Lead," which explains anecdotal, personal, situation, and other leads; "The Body"; "Broadcast News Differences"; "The Feature Story"; "Editing the Story," which discusses editing in newspapers and broadcasting and presents editing and proofreading symbols; and "Law and the News Writer." The six appendixes are noteworthy and include canons of journalism and news codes for broadcast and print media. (RB)
Tab Books, Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania 17214 ($9.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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