News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media (Study Guide) / Edition 4

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Real reporters and real situations feature prominently in the successful introductory news writing and reporting text. This comprehensive introduction to the basics takes a hands on approach that teaches students to write a story at the newsroom computer terminal then takes them out on the beat to the press box,the council chamber,the courthouse,the wire service bureau and the press conference. Actual experiences and anecdotes of working journalists highlight the material throughout. The fourth edition is revised and expanded to include recent major news stories and new technological changes in news writing and reporting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070328761
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Today's Media 1
Ch. 2 Ingredients of News 14
Ch. 3 Summary Leads 31
Ch. 4 Special Leads 49
Ch. 5 Organizing a News Story 65
Ch. 6 Developing a News Story 79
Ch. 7 Quotations and Attributions 90
Ch. 8 Qualities of Good Writing 113
Ch. 9 Interviews 127
Ch. 10 Electronic Sources 147
Ch. 11 Written Sources 167
Ch. 12 Surveys 181
Ch. 13 Obituaries 195
Ch. 14 News Releases 208
Ch. 15 Speeches and Press Conferences 219
Ch. 16 Weather and Disasters 232
Ch. 17 Features 247
Ch. 18 Broadcast Writing 262
Ch. 19 Multicultural Reporting 277
Ch. 20 City Government 294
Ch. 21 Police and Fire 313
Ch. 22 Courts 334
Ch. 23 Sports 363
Ch. 24 In-Depth and Investigative Reporting 379
Ch. 25 Business and Other Specialties 394
Ch. 26 Law 413
Ch. 27 Ethics: Responsibility to Society 438
App. A Associated Press Style Rules 457
App. B Codes of Ethics 471
App. C: Glossary 475
Permissions and Credits 491
Index 493
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