Exploring Journalism and the Media (with CD-ROM) / Edition 1

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Introduce your students to the exciting world of journalism using the hands-on, relevant approach of EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA. The instructional model presents timeless concepts and applications using examples of good writing techniques. Author Lorrie Lynch's experience as a USA Today journalist gives a unique perspective absent from most other journalism textbooks. Her engaging writing style will inspire your students to connect to the curriculum. Current issues such as convergence and editorial ethics are presented in a meaningful context. EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA will not only help students to perform better in the classroom but will also help to improve standardized test scores because of the many connections to academics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538446136
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Series: Broadcast News Production Team Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorrie Lynch is a news, feature and contemporary culture writer and editor with more than two decades of experience in the print and Web journalism worlds. Lynch is a channel editor at AARP.org, the website of the membership association for those 50-plus. Working in multi-media, she oversees all food and entertainment coverage on the website as well as develops special projects for the organization. Before her work at AARP, Lynch was at USA TODAY and its Sunday magazine USA WEEKEND, carried in 700 newspapers. She was on USA TODAY's founding staff and worked as a reporter, San Francisco Bureau Chief and People editor. At USA WEEKEND, she was a senior editor, celebrity columnist and blogger. Lynch also worked in news at papers in California and Michigan, where she won several writing awards. She teaches writing for communication in the School of Communication at American University and is a communications consultant in Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband, a USA TODAY editor. Lynch earned her B.A. in Journalism at Central Michigan University. In November 2007 she was inducted into CMU's Journalism Hall of Fame.
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Table of Contents

1. History of Journalism. 2. Law and Ethics of Mass Communication. 3. Organizing Your Multimedia Effort. 4. News and Information Gathering. 5. Interviewing. 6. Writing for Publication. 7. Editing the News. 8. Handling Quotations. 9. In-Depth Reporting. 10. Design and Photography. 11. Writing Features, Sports, and Entertainment. 12. Writing Editorials and Columns. 13. Writing for Radio and TV. 14. Photojournalism. 15. Publishing a Yearbook.
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