Videojournalism is written for the new generation of "backpack" journalists. The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer's attention. Videojournalism addresses all of these challenges, and more—never losing sight of the main point: telling a great story.
This book, based on extensive interviews with professionals in the field, is for anyone learning how to master the art and craft of telling real short-form stories with words, sound, and pictures for the Web or television. The opening chapters cover the foundations of multimedia storytelling, and the book progresses to the techniques required to shoot professional video, and record high- quality sound, and market the resulting product... [more]
Viewer Friendly TV Journalism
Developed from the established traditions of print and radio journalism, television journalism has often failed to reach its potential to develop away from these other media. However, because of the synthesis of words, pictures, and sound, television journalism has the ability to shift from simply reporting the news to weaving stories. In Fascination, veteran television journalist Nancy Graham Holm incorporates years in the field and extensive teaching experience to produce an instructive and entertaining guide to all aspects of television journalism. With a dual focus on aesthetics and technique, this book instructs the reader on the best way to use visuals and sound, different reporting techniques, and appropriate behaviour for journalists. Each chapter benefits from real-world examples and helpful tips to guide the reader through each stage of television journalism. This book is an excellent guide for those wanting to start a career in television journalism as well as seasoned professionals wishing to gain a new perspective.... [more]
White Space Is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design
Designing a brochure or website without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web.
This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work...[more]
Writing for Visual Media, 3rd Edition
This book looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces as a beginner learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes students from basic concepts to a first level of practice through explicit methods that train students to consistently identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write.
Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps students acquire the basic skills and confidence they need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, ads, PSAs, TV series, and other types of visual narrative. A new chapter looks at adaptation as a specific script writing problem. Writing for Visual Media also lays a foundation for understanding interactive media and writing for non-linear content with new chapters that cover writing for the web, interactive corporate communication, instructional media, and video games...[more]
Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 5th Edition
Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist in today's world of convergent journalism. The broadcast industry continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to writer, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously.
Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing is completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition has been rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and is now divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing... [more]
Broadcast Century and Beyond: A Biography of American Broadcasting, 5th Edition
Broadcast Century and Beyond is a popular history of the most influential and innovative industry of the century. The story of broadcasting is told in a direct and informal style, blending personal insight and authoritative scholarship to fully capture the many facets of this dynamic industry. The book vividly depicts the events, people, programs, and companies that made television and radio dominant forms of communication. The latest edition includes coverage of all the technologies that have emerged over the past decade and discusses the profound impact they have had on the broadcasting industry in political, social, and economic spheres. “Broadcasting” as a whole has been completely revolutionized with the advent of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, etc, and the authors show how this closing of world-wide broadcasting channels affects the industry...[more]
Public Affairs Reporting Now: News of, by and for the People
Everyday life, whether the
issues or events arise next-door or a continent away, raises
questions and concerns that the public counts on journalists
to answer and, more important, confront.
More than ever before, people rely on the news media for warnings,
explanations and insights. The profession – and society – cannot
afford lazy, inept, uncommitted journalists. Today’s reporters
must learn how to cover public affairs intelligently and thoroughly.
First they must learn about the institutions and people who influence
the news; understanding how a legislative conference committee
functions or how a trial is conducted remain important prerequisites.
But it is not enough merely to know how to report. Journalists
must also understand how they see, define and influence the news... [more]
Roll! Shooting TV News: Views From Behind the Lens
Roll! Shells fly overhead
as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green
hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras
enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist
interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction
drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together
giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very
best television photojournalists... [more]
An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media: Scriptwriting Essentials Across the Genres
The call for quality and knowledgeable multi-platform writing is always
in high demand. Author Robert Musburger’s An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media presents students with a survey of the many types of electronic media writing and explains how to do it.
Musburger focuses on the qualifications needed to write for animation versus radio or television, and news versus corporate training. Sample scripts help the student learn by example while modeling their own scripts. Production files illustrate the integral role writers play in the production process. Individual movie frames allow instructors and
students to compare these to the real scripts... [more]
Writing for Multimedia and the Web: A Practical Guide to Content Development for Interactive Media, 3rd Edition
Learning how to write for just one type of interactive media, such as websites or games, is not enough—to be truly successful as an interactive writer or designer, you need to understand how to create content for all types of new media.
- Writing games for female audiences: Nancy Drew
- Developing content for e-learning courses: Interactive Math Lessons
- Adding story to a simulation: Amped III
- Creating an immersive, multimedia experience: New England Economic Adventure
- Glossary of multimedia, web, and interactive writing terms
Convergent Journalism, an Introduction: Writing and Producing Across Media
For today’s students,
Journalism isn’t just print -
it’s multi-platform: web, video, audio, image and text!
Teach your students how to deliver news via any type of media.
This textbook introduces students to the skills needed to be a
converged journalist. Help them to increase their vision and expand
their thinking beyond broadcast and print. Broaden their sense
of distribution options to include online, air waves, magazines,
PDAs, cell phones and electronic paper... [more]
- White Space Is Not Your Enemy
- Writing for Visual Media
- Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing
- Broacast Century
- Public Affairs Reporting Now
- Roll! Shooting TV News
- An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media
- Writing for Multimedia and the Web
- Convergent Journalism, an Introduction
- Beyond Powerful Radio
- The Radio Station
- Audio Production Worktext
- Radio Production Worktext
- Broadcast Announcing Worktext
- Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals
Media Management courses:
- Multimedia Foundations
- Electronic Media Management, Revised
- Managing Electronic Media
- Electronic Media