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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 7th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 12Reporting Live

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Introduction

Organizing Thoughts

Ad-Libbing

Memorizing and Delivering Live Reports

Live Shots and Streaming

Keeping Cool

Voiceovers from the Field

Technical Challenges

Summary

Test Your Knowledge

Exercises

KEY WORDS

Ad-Libbing

Communication Chain

Dining Table Solution

Immediacy

Interrupted Feedback

Reporter’s Notebook

Voiceover

INTRODUCTION

The immediacy of broadcast journalism is the greatest advantage it possesses over print media. This chapter discusses how radio and television newsrooms may exploit that advantage by using reporters in the field to deliver live reports. Further, this chapter offers some suggestions for handling the special pressures and responsibilities that live reporting places ...

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