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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News by Greg Dobbs

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21

Holding onto Your Dream

 

What You’ll Learn_________________________

It’s probably hard for you to figure out right now how you’re going to get from where you are today—studying broadcast journalism—to actually practicing broadcast journalism. And no wonder; there is no prescribed “perfect” path.

Some veterans will tell you to go off to a small station in a small market where you’ll write, report, shoot, edit, anchor, and sweep the floor at the end of the night. Then, if it’s too small for you, work your way up to someplace bigger.

Some will tell you to get an entry-level job (like “gopher,” which really means “go for” this and “go for” that) at a station in a bigger market, put one hundred percent of your energy, personality, and initiative ...

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