Computers in Broadcast and Cable Newsrooms: Using Technology by Phillip O. Keirstead

By Phillip O. Keirstead

Pcs in Broadcast and Cable Newsrooms: utilizing know-how in tv information construction takes readers by using desktops and software program within the broadcast/cable newsroom atmosphere. writer Phillip O. Keirstead begun writing approximately tv information expertise a long time in the past so as to support tv information managers take care of technological swap. during this textual content, he demonstrates the myriad ways that brand new journalism is tied to know-how, and he indicates how tv information reporters depend upon various and complicated applied sciences to provide well timed, attention-grabbing, and informative proclaims. utilizing a hands-on, useful method of conceal the function pcs play in numerous elements of the newsroom, the quantity should be of significant useful price to undergraduate and graduate scholars in complex broadcast/news tv classes.

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Sometimes your work is fed to the network news cooperative, so all your novice mistakes are available throughout the region. • Report live and chat intelligently with the anchors. • Shoot video and edit video. • Edit video from your terminal, and prepare a shot list. The point is this: A trainee journalist in the 21st century is going to have to be able to do more, do it faster, do it more professionally than those entering the field two generations ago. CONCLUSION Every new broadcast journalist needs to be familiar with personal computers, not only to carry out internships and to enter the world of work, but as a way to position themselves for advancement as they acquire experience.

The message system saves a lot of phone calls and shouting across the newsroom. Major news organizations need to keep far-flung bureaus informed about current story emphases, and the bureaus need good communication systems in order to advise network headquarters about the stories they are covering. When the network goes on location for a major event, such as a visit by the president to Asian countries, the network can plug its traveling production units into the main computer system, which simplifies logistical communication and keeps everyone updated on breaking news stories that may impact the remote coverage.

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