Broadcast News Writing Mechanics
Before you can get a driver’s license, you have to learn how to drive a car. Before you write broadcast news, you must learn good grammar and know how to use a computer. You also must understand what news is and how writing broadcast news copy differs from other types of writing. As noted in the Introduction, you must quickly learn about accuracy and responsibility. You also need to learn the vocabulary of broadcast journalism, terms such as wrap, voice-over, standup, and cutaway.