Broadcast News Producing is one of the first comprehensive texts in its field. While until now most broadcast journalism textbooks have been geared toward students who want careers on-camera, Broadcast News Producing goes behind the camera to teach students the hows and whys of putting together compelling news programs for television, radio, and the Internet. This text lays the groundwork for good producing, giving the reader an insider's perspective on newsroom structure and the producer's role. It takes students step-by-step through the producing process, providing a guide to putting together a successful newscast.

The Job Market
The job market

Producers generally have an easier time finding jobs than do on-air talent. For one thing, more people are trying to get into the business in front of the camera than behind it. There are probably many more people wanting to become anchors and reporters than there are people wanting to be producers, technical directors, or photographers. In addition, stations like to keep on-air positions fairly stable to maintain some consistency with the audience. That's not to say that reporters and anchors never move on or lose their jobs, but for the most part, there's a little higher turnover in the behind-the-scenes positions. The growth of news content on the Internet, cable, and satellite has also created more news openings, and ...

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