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Author: Peter Berkow; Golden Empire Television (Firm); Annenberg Media.; KHSL-TV (Television station : Chico, Calif.)
Publisher: [S. Burlington, VT] : Annenberg Media, [1995], ©1993.
Series: News writing.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Program 1. What Is News?: Examines how journalists determine what the public needs and wants to know. Reporters and editors from diverse news organizations -- including The Washington Post, The National Enquirer, and CNN -- discuss editorial decision making and define news as it relates to journalism ethics and the news writing process.
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Genre/Form: Educational videos
Educational films
Interviews
Style manuals
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Helen Thomas; Bob Woodward; Roy Peter Clark; Roy Peter Clark; Helen Thomas; Bob Woodward
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Berkow; Golden Empire Television (Firm); Annenberg Media.; KHSL-TV (Television station : Chico, Calif.)
ISBN: 9781576807965 1576807967
OCLC Number: 434595785
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Each program ca. 28 min.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: program 1. What is news? Introduction; What is news?; Small market vs. big market; News decisions; News decisions-major market; Writing a lead; Legal implications; A final thought --
program 2. Hard news leads: Introduction; Summary leads; Breaking formulas; Focus sentences and nut graphs; Alternate views; Electronic delivery --
program 3. News writing language and style: Introduction; News writing language and style; A.P. Stylebook: News writing oddities; Rules and exceptions; Journalism style: attribution verbs; Cultural sensitivity; Weather terms; Common errors; Other sections of the A.P. Stylebook --
program 4. Development and organization of a story: Introduction; Story development: inverted pyramid; Wire services; Using the inverted pyramid in the field; News story organization types; Transitions; Nut graphs; Story development.
Series Title: News writing.
Other Titles: Hard news leads.
News writing language and style.
Development and organization of a story.
Responsibility: produced by Peter Berkow with assistance from Golden Empire Television ; written & directed by Peter Berkow.

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Program 1. What Is News?: Examines how journalists determine what the public needs and wants to know. Reporters and editors from diverse news organizations -- including The Washington Post, The National Enquirer, and CNN -- discuss editorial decision making and define news as it relates to journalism ethics and the news writing process.

Program 2. Hard news leads: Shows the power and process of the summary lead in newspaper, broadcast, and PR writing. A broad spectrum of writers -- for example, White House correspondent Helen Thomas and Chicago Defender editor Michael Brown -- discuss and demonstrate this basic journalism tool.

Program 3. News writing language and style: Explores the specifics of print journalism style -- from the AP to Rolling Stone magazine -- focusing on accuracy and detail, enlivened by humor as Dave Barry and other writers confess their language sins and steer tomorrow's journalists toward production of professional and pristine prose.

Program 4. Development and organization of a story: Deals with use of the inverted pyramid as well as hourglass and circle story shapes. Top journalists -- such as Bob Woodward -- along with Roy Peter Clark (The Poynter Institute) discuss and demonstrate focus sentences, transitions, and nut graphs as story development techniques.

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