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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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Part   II

But Before You Write…

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Organizing Your Facts, Organizing Your Story

What You’ll Learn________________

Maybe you’re one of those people who, when talking on the telephone, works from a casually compiled list of points. Why? Because you don’t want to forget something significant. If you’re not like that, chances are that you’ve been on the phone with someone who is. I do it all the time, when the call is important in my work. Better safe than sorry!

When you’re writing a news story, it’s equally critical that you ensure against forgetting important information. How? The same way, by organizing your notes right before you begin to write. If you don’t, then you can’t proceed to the central step: selecting a logical sequence to tell the ...

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