Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local / Edition 3

Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local / Edition 3

by Jock Lauterer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807856290

ISBN-13: 9780807856291

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and

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No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the United States, Community Journalism addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face.

Jock Lauterer covers topics ranging from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting and writing with a "community spin"; to design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This third edition introduces new chapters on adjusting to changing demographics in the community and "best practices" for community papers. Updated with fresh examples throughout and considering the newest technologies in editing and photography, this edition of Community Journalism provides the very latest of what every person working at a small newspaper needs to know.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807856291
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
413,649
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction - the community newspaper : an essential institution
1The state of community journalism1
2With apologies to Nike, but why just do it?22
3What am I doing here?30
4Whose paper is it anyway?52
5About that little old lady from Dubuque70
6About the community in community journalism83
7News : 9/11 was local news everywhere91
8Features : pay attention to the signs119
9Editorials : the rapier, not the sledgehammer141
10Interviewing and writing159
11It used to be called the women's page184
12Community sports : it's only a game, right?195
13Graphics, design and the community paper215
14Photojournalism : put that camera down and dance, boy!226
15Technology and community newspapers245
16Ethics and community newspapers : a different way of looking at things259
17We mean business, too283
18Newsroom management : the personnel approach293
19[actual symbol not reproducible]Habiamos Espanol? : (do we speak Spanish?)316
20The great good paper332
21The evolution of a community newspaper364
22A Johnny Appleseed community journalism roadshow377
23Two case studies of community newspaper start-ups : one home run, one sacrifice fly386
24Speedbumps and troubleshooting401

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