News Writing for Television and Radio
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News Media Writing


How to Cite

Telg, Ricky W. 2015. “News Writing for Television and Radio: AEC531/WC193, 1/2015”. EDIS 2015 (1). Gainesville, FL:4.


Creating a television or radio story is more than hitting “record” on a video camera or audio recorder. You have to learn the process of writing an effective television and radio news story first. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Ricky Telg, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, January 2015.

AEC531/WC193: News Writing for Television and Radio (
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Oliu, W. E., Brusaw, C. T., & Alred, G. J. (2007). Writing that works: Communicating effectively on the job (9th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.

Telg, R. & Irani, T.A. (2012). Agricultural communications in action: A hands-on approach. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar.