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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.


  • 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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