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 7: Producing for Radio and the Internet
Producing for Radio and the Internet
There's no doubt that television is the most influential electronic medium today when it comes to news. Research confirms that more Americans get their news from television than from any other source, which has been the case for several decades. But this dominance faces a strong challenge from other new media, such as the Internet. And although television dominates the landscape, radio still plays an important role in the broadcast news process.
News has always been an integral part of radio programming, going back to the first broadcast of presidential election returns in 1920. Between the 1920s and 1950s, national radio networks were vital news links for Americans, especially those living in rural areas. Radio ...