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

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CHAPTER 7

Newswriting Style

CONTENTS

Introduction

Descriptors and Identifiers

Numbers, Capital Numbers, Punctuation Marks, and Websites

Language— Using the Best Words

Language— Using the Best Phrasing

Verbs

Attribution, Quotes, Time, Transitions, Locations, and People

Transferring to the Web

Summary

KEY WORDS

Abbreviations

Active Voice

Attribution

Capital Numbers

Conjunctions

Contractions

Descriptors

Identifiers

Numbers

Passive Voice

Punctuation Marks

Quotes

INTRODUCTION

Broadcast newswriting style differs from other styles of writing, principally because, unlike most other writing, broadcast copy is written for the ear, not the eye. Thus, it must be delivered in a conversational style that can be understood by a passive audience. Compounding ...

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