Stiff, dry and lifeless word choices can ruin your video
voice-offer presentations. It quite boring too!
Show some creative personality in your wording.
Listen and watch a master TV reporter reveal and tell his personal story on CBS network television to make a key point about education in America.
Devin Fehely: Former SJSU Update News Student / Now A Popular San Francisco TV Anchor.
Bernard Shaw set " a standard of consummate professionalism" that earned him the "trust of millions of viewers." Read about his impressive career in TV news. Prof Bob was honored to work with Bernard Shaw, and to hear him read news copy Bob wrote.
CNN's First Chief News Anchor Shares Job Insights
During a live nationally televised presidential debate in 1988, CNN's Bernard Shaw offered a precisely worded, timely, stunning but pertinent question to the Democratic nominee. Millions watching thought the response cost the candidate the election.
Breaking down the process of writing a good and most informative voice over copy for the anchor to read.
TV reporters write in conversational style to connect better with audiences. But coming across in an interesting and believable way is a career long challenge. Expect no easy or quick fixes. Practice over time enables you to develop YOUR most inviting style. Never try to just copy someone elses.
One of the best in the business in local TV news anchoring talks to Prof. Rucker's SJSU class on Zoom about his experiences, talents and career perspectives. Students asked Dan Ashley very engaging and interesting questions.
This professional social media host talks about how her TV news reporting and anchor career unfolded after college. By focusing on her skills development, Colleen Odegaard later transitioned to new and exciting online opportunities.
Flexibility in your thinking and willingness to try new and exciting broadcast opportunities. In 2022, after working in graphics production full time for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, Keanu Haghighi is now a TV producer for the new Fanduel TV network
in Los Angeles.
This SJSU journalism major talks with students about his original passion for doing sports reporting for newspapers,. Eventually his broad knowledge and personal skills working with athletes caught the eye of ESPN executives who now feature Marc Spears analysis of the NBA and other professional sports.
In 2022 this enterprising bilingual critical thinker started working for the Boston Globe on the east coast. Two years ago Randy Vazquez was photographing on the front lines of history in the making after the tragic death of George Floyd touched off national Black Lives Matter protests.
SJSU Journalism School student Christa Field offers insightful and powerful writing in this extraordinary self reflection produced for her final project in Prof. Rucker's 'Diversity in Media' class.
In June 2022, during the local Emmy Awards gala in San Francisco, the local chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Prof Bob's 37 years in television news and broadcast journalism education at two major universities. This moving video profile was produced by KPIX 5 Anchor Devin Fehely, and includes several other former students of Prof Bob.
Funny outtakes of Bob and news colleagues in his first television newsroom job in Des Moines, Iowa in 1977.
A top television news executive tells you what to expect, how to survive and be respected.