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Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing / Edition 12

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Overview

More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underlie the practice of journalism. The changing nature of electronic media today may make this a scary time for journalism students, but it also presents an opportunity for young journalists to shape the direction of new media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511993
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 265,661
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Melvin Mencher is the author of News Writing and Reporting, the text that set the standard for the field, now in its Eleventh Edition. He has extensive experience in the newsroom and has written numerous articles, as well as a publication from the Poynter Institute, "The Sayings of Chairman Mel."
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Table of Contents

Part I. The Reporter At Work

1. On the Job

Part II. The Basics

2. Components of the Story
Part III. Writing the Story

3. What Is News?

4. The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade

5. The Lead

6. Story Structure

7. The Writer's Art

8. Features, Long Stories and Series

9. Broadcast Newswriting

10. Writing News Releases
Part IV. Reporting Principles

11. Digging for Information

12. Making Sound Observations

13. Building and Using Background

14. Finding, Cultivating and Using Sources

15. Interviewing Principles and Practices

16. Speeches, Meetings and News Conferences

17. Hunches, Feelings and Stereotypes
Part V. From Accidents to Education

18. Accidents and Disasters

19. Obituaries

20. The Police Beat

21. The Courts

22. Sports

23. Business Reporting

24. Local Government and Education
Part VI. Laws, Taste and Taboos, Codes and Ethics

25. Reporters and the Law

26. Taste--Defining the Appropriate

27. The Morality of Journalism
Stylebook
Glossary
Index
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