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.
Chapter 6: Weather and Sports
Weather and Sports
News producers have responsibility for everything that goes on during their newscasts, including the sports and weather segments. For the most part, producers do not directly involve themselves with content issues in these areas, leaving that for the sports and weather departments. But producers do have direct control over the time allotted for sports and weather and their placement in the show. Producers also often have to coordinate their own news coverage with what's going on in sports and weather. For these reasons and many others, it's important for news producers to know as much as possible about weather and sports production.
Many news directors and producers consider weather the single most important element in a newscast. Almost all research indicates ...