Mervin Block wrote a monthly column on broadcast newswriting for Communicator, the magazine of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, for 13 years. And he still writes a column occasionally for RTNDA. The columns reprinted here offer tips on problems that broadcast newspeople face every day: tips about words, tips about language, tips about writing, tips about journalism.
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When Bad Scripts Happen to Good Newscasts
Error Alert: Wrong Words Slip Into Network Newscasts
'More Violence to Report' — and More Weak Ways Not to Report
Writing Tips, Adapted from Writing Broadcast News--Shorter, Sharper, Stronger (Revised and Expanded), a professional handbook by Mervin Block:
Top Tips of the Trade
Dozen Deadly Sins
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