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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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Part   I

How to Write the Right Words and Sentences

1

The Right Words, The Right Stuff

 

What You’ll Learn_________________________

A few broadcast stories depend strictly on pictures, a few strictly on sound. But the rest? They depend mainly on words. Words you understand. Words everyone understands. So that’s where this book will start. The right words. The right stuff.

Probably by the time you’re in high school and certainly when you’re in college, you walk into a new course and the teacher hands you a syllabus. You read it, you discuss it, hopefully you abide by it, and maybe you even tell friends who will be taking the course the following semester about it. But does anyone ever actually explain the word “syllabus,” let alone define it? ...

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