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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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13

Running in Place

 

What You’ll Learn_________________________

Not a day goes by that a TV or radio reporter doesn’t get an idea for a story from a newspaper. Critics contend that the major networks couldn’t even fill their newscasts if the New York Times weren’t delivered. Maybe there’s some truth to that. But these days, the same also is true in reverse. Every day, broadcast reporters come up with new story ideas, or sniff out new angles on old stories, that newspapers then copy. It’s the way of the world, and no reason for anyone to hang their heads in shame.

But you ought to be ashamed if you’re not trying to think of new ideas or new angles yourself. It’s part of every journalist’s job. Thinking, asking, pursuing, being as thorough as ...

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