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My First Year as a Journalist: Real-World Stories from America's Newspaper and Magazine Journalists

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802774262
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: First Year Career Series
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 I Almost Got Fired 1
2 A Ballet of Chaos 9
3 An Eye on History 20
4 Ask, and Ask Again 27
5 Detail! Detail! Detail! 36
6 The Cop Beat 44
7 Rhythm and Dues 53
8 Clarity Above All 62
9 You'll Eventually Get a Break 72
10 No Safety Net, No Shortcuts 81
11 The Case of the Missing Lids 88
12 Trust Your Instincts 96
13 Stabbings and Sacred Cows 105
14 Ducks Versus Geese 115
15 A Special License 121
16 A Foot in the Door 131
17 Gotta Get the Story 138
18 Michael and Me 146
19 A Good Story Stays with You 154
20 From Fiction to Fact 161
21 Life in the Big Time 169
22 The Last Page 177
Index 183
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