Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local / Edition 3

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Regarded as the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the U.S., this book addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face, from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting, news writing, and feature writing with a "community spin"; to handling design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This edition includes a new "Best Practices" chapter for community newspapers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807856291
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 1/24/2006
  • Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,158,353
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jock Lauterer is lecturer in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and founding director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the university's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was founding coeditor-publisher of two award-winning North Carolina community newspapers and is author of several books, including Runnin' on Rims and Wouldn't Take Nothin' for My Journey Now.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - the community newspaper : an essential institution
1 The state of community journalism 1
2 With apologies to Nike, but why just do it? 22
3 What am I doing here? 30
4 Whose paper is it anyway? 52
5 About that little old lady from Dubuque 70
6 About the community in community journalism 83
7 News : 9/11 was local news everywhere 91
8 Features : pay attention to the signs 119
9 Editorials : the rapier, not the sledgehammer 141
10 Interviewing and writing 159
11 It used to be called the women's page 184
12 Community sports : it's only a game, right? 195
13 Graphics, design and the community paper 215
14 Photojournalism : put that camera down and dance, boy! 226
15 Technology and community newspapers 245
16 Ethics and community newspapers : a different way of looking at things 259
17 We mean business, too 283
18 Newsroom management : the personnel approach 293
19 [actual symbol not reproducible]Habiamos Espanol? : (do we speak Spanish?) 316
20 The great good paper 332
21 The evolution of a community newspaper 364
22 A Johnny Appleseed community journalism roadshow 377
23 Two case studies of community newspaper start-ups : one home run, one sacrifice fly 386
24 Speedbumps and troubleshooting 401
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