Writing News for TV and Radio
The New Way to Learn Broadcast Newswriting
September 2010 | 155 pages | CQ Press
"It's not wise to violate the rules until you know how to observe them." – T.S. Eliot
For beginning writers, Writing News for TV and Radio is an indispensable guide to writing for the ear. By learning and applying the basic rules of broadcast newswriting, Block and Durso make sure that aspiring broadcast journalists write they way they talk and pay particular attention to grammar, language, and sentence structure. Useful appendices include the "Basic Work Rules" of reading a script on air and nearly a dozen wire stories to exercise readers’ rewriting skills.
Exercises and wire story examples from the companion CD-ROM for Writing News for TV and Radio can now be found here.
*Originally published in 1998 by Bonus Books, Inc.