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Excerpted from a radio news documentary by Martin Hardee, Fall, 1978.  

In-House Reporting Resources...

Reporters: No reporters
15 announcers
Specific beats: n/a
Telephone interviews: Yes, rare
Do you duplicate coverage of the wires? “sure”
Police info: Wire
Bureaus: No
Stringers, freelancers? No
Versions of voicers: n/a
Tape library: Yes
Long distance budget: Yes
Influenced by competitors? “No”

Outside Sources...

Subscription services: UPI: Greater NY, Natl Br
AP: Metro Br
Alternatives: None
Audio services: NPR
Line 1000
PR, politicians: “sure”
Daybooks: Yes
Newspapers: Yes
Traffic/transit: Railroads
“Special municipal contacts”


Open reels: 3 Ampex 300s
Cart machines: 2
Timers: Regular clocks
Phone: Nearby
Cassette portables: Sony TC-110s
Cassette decks: No
On-street mikes: n/a
Equalizers: Yes
Broadcast lines to bureaus: n/a
Cart machines at each desk? n/a
Separate news studio? Yes

Writing Style...

Stylebook? No
Sound bite limits: No
Story line limits: No
Grammar: Conservative
Use of 'straight wire copy': “A lot”

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This research documentary is Copyright 1979, 2002  Martin Hardee - All Rights Reserved. (read more...) Material may be quoted or excerpted for non-profit research purposes without additional special permission. For additional information email martin @ hardee.net.