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Praised by both students and journalists for its no-nonsense instructional approach, accessible writing style, and extensive supply of practical exercises, Air Words is a comprehensive newswriting text that is designed to help students learn the fundamental sentence structure and grammar required to write for broadcast news.  It is carefully designed to guide students through a progression of news situations, from a simple lead story to a complex remote video field report.  The fourth edition brings the book up to date with numerous changes that have occurred in the last decade of broadcast journalism.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Revised and expanded chapters that:
    • survey the integration of online, smart phone, e-tablet and social media for presentation
    • explore social media's important ethical and legal quandaries
    • introduce comprehensive producing strategies that consider broadcast, online, and mobile devices
  • A new focus on multimedia journalism and convergence skills (broadcast and new media)
  • 20 new and several reworked exercises that are ideal for class and group projects
  • A new chapter concentrating on visual sequences and their logic
  • A companion website that features a new Instructor's Manual with solutions to the book's exercises and additional exercises for students
  • New graphics emphasizing workbook mastery learning and methodology


 
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