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By Jeff Leshay

Describes the paintings of reports journalists, manufacturers, task editors, and information administrators, tells find out how to start in broadcast journalism, and covers resumes, interviews, salaries, and ethics.

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Weather reporters/meteorologists. 3. Matching Education with Jobs 30 Polishing the prose. Broadening the background. The practical approach. What's in a name? How helpful are graduate degrees? Worthwhile investment. Setting an example. Learning to localize. Winning combination. Finding the right school. Page viii 4. Internships and Other News Media Experience 37 Earning nothing but experience. Never too early, Never too late. Moving from radio to TV. Nothing beats TV. The transition from print.

I picked out sound bites from interviews taped the previous day and set aside important financial and political news pulled from an abundance of wire copy. When early-morning anchor Arthur Alpert arrived, he and I used the information from the wire copy to write the first live news updates of the day. And drawing on a few decades of experience under his belt, Alpert offered me a piece of valuable advice on broadcast writing. "Write for the ear, my friend, not the eye," he said. Arthur, wherever you are, I'm still working on it.

The work itself, however, was enjoyable. I had the run of the station when I arrived hours before the crack of dawnno one else there but a security guard. I picked out sound bites from interviews taped the previous day and set aside important financial and political news pulled from an abundance of wire copy. When early-morning anchor Arthur Alpert arrived, he and I used the information from the wire copy to write the first live news updates of the day. And drawing on a few decades of experience under his belt, Alpert offered me a piece of valuable advice on broadcast writing.

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