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Make it memorable : writing and packaging TV news with style

Author: Bob Dotson
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Bonus Books, Inc., [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The power of the written word is alive and well! Bob Dotson is a craftsman who blends fascinating subjects with dramatic images and thought provoking words. The result is a story that grabs and holds viewers' attention. In this age of rapid-fire events and "get it on the air now" coverage, Bob's work stands out as artistic and mature. The perfect combination of information and intelligence. Read this book. Learn  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Dotson
ISBN: 1566251583 9781566251587
OCLC Number: 46769533
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 105 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Section one : "one thing is certain ..." --
Script #1 : "lives lost" --
Working fast --
Script #2 : "cave rescue" --
Find strong central characters --
Fred Benson --
Show them what they might have missed even standing next to you --
Script #3 : "Ruby Bridges" --
I'm sorry this story is so long, I didn't have time to write a short one --
Put stories into context --
Section two : script #4 : "Pearl Harbor's untold story" --
It's TV, folks, not the movies --
How to highlight a story's natural drama --
How to become a storyteller --
Picking soundbites --
The game of what if? --
Getting started --
Script #5 : "Atlanta bombing" --
What goes in the middle? --
Script #6 : "the boys of winter" --
How to end a story --
Story --
The building blocks --
The "so what?" test --
Section three : script #7 : "San Francisco earthquake follow" --
Ask yourself, "what does this story mean?" --
Stories with no pictures --
Script #8 : "Susan Smith trial" --
Investigative storytelling --
Script #9 : "Top cop" --
Editing stories --
Reporting vs. storytelling --
Car wars --
Reporter's checklist --
A final thought.
Responsibility: Bob Dotson.

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The power of the written word is alive and well! Bob Dotson is a craftsman who blends fascinating subjects with dramatic images and thought provoking words. The result is a story that grabs and holds viewers' attention. In this age of rapid-fire events and "get it on the air now" coverage, Bob's work stands out as artistic and mature. The perfect combination of information and intelligence. Read this book. Learn from a master.

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