This book provides the aspiring broadcast performer with the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter this highly competitive field. In addition to the principles of good performance, this text addresses the importance of audience and how to change message to communicate effectively to various groups. Television and radio studio environments, announcer specializations and responsibilities, and developing a broadcast delivery style are just a few of the many topics covered.
Factual information is presented in brief, easy-to-digest modules and is enhanced with self-study questions and projects that encourage active participation. The self-study sections allow for a practical hands-on application of key concepts in the material. The Worktext format, with many real-life examples, combines both traditional textbook learning and practical experience. A companion CD-ROM illustrates techniques and concepts in each chapter with audio and visual examples.
New to this edition:
. Expanded sections on techniques
. Practice scripts
. Instructor's manual
About the Author
David E. Reese is General Manager of KUNV radio and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies in the College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Previously he was Adjunct Professor and Director of WJCU at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to entering the academic field he worked in commercial radio in positions ranging from announcer to account executive to general manager. He is the author of many articles on college radio and, with Professor Lynne S. Gross, author of Radio Production Worktext (Focal Press).