GETTING INTO BROADCAST JOURNALISM: A Guide to Careers in Radio and TV by Gregory Jackson

GETTING INTO BROADCAST JOURNALISM: A Guide to Careers in Radio and TV

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A knowledgeable and honest introduction to the broadcasting industry and assessment of job and career chances within it. Jackson tells readers how the networks and the different types of commercial stations work (with attention to their commercial nature), discusses the important role of unions, surveys the different types of possible openings (from secretary, researcher and desk assistant through writer and correspondent, camera person and engineer, right up to executive producer) and the trainlng and other qualities needed to get them (hustle, a friend or the claim to a friend who's in), reports on recent developments in hiring women and minority group members, and warns about low starting salaries, poor job security, and the need to push your way into an industry that rarely goes out looking for employees. Incomparably more realistic and substantial than the McGonagles' Prepare for a Career in Radio and Television (KR, p. 1116, J-416), with examples drawn from the author's own wide experience as ABC Evening News correspondent.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1974
Page count: 156pp
Publisher: Hawthorn