Books -- Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide by Carl Filoreto with Lynn Setzer

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Books -- Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide by Carl Filoreto with Lynn Setzer


Shearer, Ron, The Journalism Educator


* Filoreto, Carl, with Lynn Setzer. Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide. Memphis, Tenn.: Mustang Publishing Co. 191 pp. Paperback, $12.95.

Students interested in a career in broadcast journalism usually have many questions about working in the field. Over time, they begin to piece together some idea of what it is like to work in the field and how to go about getting a job in it.

Now, students can go to one source and get most of these questions answered in a simple, straightforward manner, with touches of humor. The answers to their inquiries can be found in the book Working in News: The Insider's Guide.

Carl Filoreto, a video photographer, and his wife, Lynn Setzer, an anchor and reporter at a Denver TV station, have written a book that accurately describes what it is like to work in television news and how to get a job in it.

Written in a breezy, conversational style, Emmy award-winners Filoreto and Setzer take a realistic look at the industry as only experienced veterans could. In the book, they take readers on a chaotic adventure of trying to cover an international story with a local slant, then explain the various jobs in the newsroom, explain what it is like to work in a TV newsroom on a daily basis, and give a realistic view of what one can expect in an entry-level position. …

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