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

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CHAPTER 13

Voiceovers, Packages, and Story Formats

CONTENTS

Introduction

Readers

Combining Words and Pictures

Voiceovers

Scripting the Voiceover

Incorporating Sound Bites

The Split Page

The Package

Stand-Ups and Reporter Involvement

Posting Stories

Summary

KEY WORDS

Advancing Stories

Assignment Board

Font

Natural Sound

Package

Reader

Sound Bite

Split Page

Stand-up Bridge

Stand-up Close

Stand-up Open

Touch and Go

The Tricycle Principle

Voiceover

INTRODUCTION

The major difference between radio and TV news is, of course, pictures. When you write for television, pictures are always crucial to a story. In radio, you must create pictures in your mind and then find the words to paint those pictures for your audience. In television, you can show ...

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