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Writing for Television, Radio, and New Media Paperback – Aug 10 2011
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"If a student was interested in understanding all the facets of scriptwriting in today's marketplace, Hilliard's text provides the best information and examples than any other text."
"I would say it is great introductory text for learning the formats and styles of writing many different styles of video and radio."
"Hilliard's text is useful, resourceful, and it saves me a lot of time when I need to prepare for class."
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Robert L. Hilliard has been Dean of Graduate Studies and Dean of Continuing Education and taught, in addition to media writing, courses such as Media Programming, The Media and the Holocaust, Hate.com, Communication Law, and Pictures of Protest. He has served as Chief of the Public Broadcasting Branch of the Federal Communications Commission and Chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee for the White House. A frequent lecturer on media and education on all continents, Dr. Hilliard is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, including several leading media texts. Among his recent books are HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS OUT: PICTURES THAT DARED TO PROTEST REAL WORLD ISSUES and, with co-author Michael Keith, THE BROADCAST CENTURY AND BEYOND: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN RADIO AND TELEVISION, DIRTY DISCOURSE: SEX AND INDECENCY IN BROADCASTING, and THE QUIETED VOICE: THE RISE AND DEMISE OF LOCALISM IN AMERICAN BROADCASTING. He is also a published novelist and produced playwright.
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PLEASE HEAR ME OUT BEFORE YOU READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW!
This book has all the material you need to become better at writing, but for how much it costs, it is not worth the admission. You can get much cheaper books, such as "Writing for Visual Media" that have just as much information for a fraction of the cost.
That, and this book is really dense. Don't expect any visuals any time soon. I'm not really a visual learner, but after 50 pages of nothing but small print text, it gets old quick.
If you, like me, are a student, buy this book for a cheap as you can so you can resell it. If you are an adult wanting to hone your reading and writing skills, then find a cheaper book.
Just because this book is expensive doesn't mean it is the best.
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