Reporting That Matters: Public Affairs Coverage / Edition 1

Reporting That Matters: Public Affairs Coverage / Edition 1

by John Irby, Kenton Bird, Susan English, David Cuillier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205434622

ISBN-13: 9780205434626

Pub. Date: 04/07/2006

Publisher: Pearson

Public Affairs Reporting offers an inclusive and diverse perspective to public affairs reporting.

It expands the traditional approach to public affairs reporting beyond the mainstay of local and regional news coverage to include virtually everything that is involved in public life: from government to the arts, religion to the environment, business to

Overview

Public Affairs Reporting offers an inclusive and diverse perspective to public affairs reporting.

It expands the traditional approach to public affairs reporting beyond the mainstay of local and regional news coverage to include virtually everything that is involved in public life: from government to the arts, religion to the environment, business to law enforcement, and more. “Professional Tips” sections in each chapter provide a series of questions and answers from professional journalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205434626
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

I. REPORTING STRATEGIES AND METHODS.

1. The Changing World of Journalism

2. Generating Story Ideas

3. Finding and Cultivating Diverse Sources

4. Interviews

5. Meetings, Speeches and Press Conferences

6. Ethics and Legal Issues

7. Access to Public Records

8. Documents, Databases and Computers

II. WRITING, EDITING AND PRESENTATION.

9. Leads

10. Storytelling Techniques

11. In-Depth Stories, Series and Team Reporting

12. Working with Editors, Designers and Photographers

13. Data and Numbers

III. PUBLIC AFFAIRS BASIC BEATS.

14. Local Government

15. Politics and Elections

16. Law Enforcement

17. Covering the Courts

18. Education

19. Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Other Interests

20. Environment, Science, Health Care and Medicine

21. Social Services and Nonprofit Agencies

Appendices and Alphabetical Index.

Appendix A. Obituaries

Appendix B. Getting a Job

Appendix C. Reporting Resources List and Internet Links

Index

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