Both a text and a professional reference, ENG (electronic news gathering) illustrates and discusses the new technology and concepts that have revolutionized television news.
Combining an academic with a professional approach, this book deals extensively with the uses of electronic news gathering and electronic field production (EFP). It also features the latest in satellite news gathering (SNG) and the distribution of that material.
This book, which carries the endorsement of the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), combines a comprehensive discussion of concepts with instruction in using the technology. It also deals with legal, ethical, operational, and organizational problems that technology has brought to the business of news gathering.
Essentially, the authors show how to apply the latest news gathering and microwave technology to researching, writing, reporting, photographing, editing, packaging, producing, and airing television news stories, news packages, newscasts, live reports, and special events.
Essays by established professionals supplement the text. These contributors include Tom Wolzien, NBC News, Larry Hatteberg, two-time NPPA News Cameraman of the Year, Lynn Cullen, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, and John Premack, WCVB-TV, Boston.
The authors have taken a potentially intimidating and complex subject and made it understandable to students and acceptable to practicing professionals. The book is a unique blend of academic and professional material with step-by-step instructions as well as case studies from actual news reporting events.
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Richard D. Yoakam is Professor of Journalism and Telecommunication at Indiana University.
Charles F. Cremer is Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University.
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