David K. Ghartey-Tagoe Releases Second Edition of ‘The Broadcaster's Companion’

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New book assists use of broadcasting as powerful tool for national development

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The increasing dominance of the electronic media is a new reality which is even being broadened with the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Unfortunately, there is no corresponding literature that broadcasters can use to broaden their intellectual and professional scope. It is to address this issue that the author David K. Ghartey-Tagoe uses his considerable experience in broadcasting and broadcast administration, teaching, research and international consultancies to write the book “The Broadcaster's Companion” (published by Xlibris).

Described as the first of its kind, this book discusses the genesis of the broadcast industry and the history of broadcasting in Ghana. Furthermore, it treats scriptwriting, program production, news gathering, editing and presentation. Broadcast ethics and professionalism are underscored. Moreover, the amazingly fast-growing phenomenon of broadcasting in the emerging global transformation is examined. Finally, there are appendices on broadcast vocabulary and questions. The book constitutes a treasured resource material for the researcher, practitioner, teacher, student and indeed the general reader.

““The Broadcaster's Companion” is an ABC of radio and television broadcast journalism, with rich perspectives on the theory and practice of broadcasting,” Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission of Ghana, says. “This is one book that I have the greatest pleasure to recommend to media professionals, trainers and the general public. It is a book whose time has come.”

“The Broadcaster's Companion”
By David K. Ghartey-Tagoe
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503545632
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503545649
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503545656
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
David Kweku Ghartey-Tagoe was educated at the Mfantsipim School, Wesley College and the University of Cape Coast. He pursued further studies and broadcast training in Dalhousie University; Canada, Syracuse University; USA, GBC, BBC, CBC, VOA, and other institutions in Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Japan. He taught in high schools and was later appointed producer/newsreader on Radio Ghana. He later became Ghana’s first ever Television newscaster and pioneer producer/director. Subsequently, he became GBC’s director of television, deputy director general and chief executive. He was appointed United Nations Broadcast Expert and served on UNESCO projects in nine African countries. He taught for several years in three public universities namely; University of Ghana, Legon, university of Education, Winneba and the University of Michigan, USA. As a founding member of Radio Peace, Winneba, he has supervised works which have won many coveted awards nationally and internationally. Ghartey-Tagoe has been declared a distinguished son of the Efutu State, acknowledged as a time-honored gifted and talented broadcast practitioner and indeed decorated as a recipient of the Order of the Volta, one of Ghana’s highest and most prestigious honors.

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