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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 6th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 2

Locating the News

CONTENTS

Introduction

Assignment Desk

Spontaneous, Planned, and Enterprised Stories

Follow-Ups on Previous Newscasts

The Wires

Local Experts

Social Media and the Internet

Monitoring the Competition

Beat Checks, Cop Shops, and Police Scanners

Press Releases and Future Files

Franking and Political News Releases

Public Information Officers

The Calendar

Production Meetings

Summary

KEY WORDS

Advancing Stories

Assignment Board

Assignment Desk

Beat Checks

Direct Competition

Enterprised Stories

Gatekeeper

Incident Report

Indirect Competition

Motor Vehicle Accident Report

Objectivity

Planned Stories

Public Information Officer

Rundown

Spontaneous Stories

Stacking

Subjectivity

Time Code

Wires

INTRODUCTION

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