Newswriting Exercises / Edition 2

Newswriting Exercises / Edition 2

by Ken Metzler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136116418

ISBN-13: 9780136116417

Pub. Date: 12/22/1986

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136116417
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/1986
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Learning to Write News
1(6)
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Quiz
7(6)
A Self-Test
8(5)
What is News?
13(4)
Rating the News
15(1)
Ranking the Elements of a News Story
15(2)
Eight Steps to Writing News
17(6)
A Burglary Report
19(1)
Resignation
20(1)
Water Accident
20(1)
Writing an Advance
21(1)
Follow-up
21(2)
Leads
23(4)
Practice Leads
24(1)
Rewriting Bad Leads
25(1)
News Values
25(2)
Typical Newswriting Assignments
27(6)
Trash Collection
28(1)
Rewriting a News Release
29(1)
Copy Editing
29(1)
Announcement
30(1)
Newsbrief
30(1)
Appointment
31(1)
Supplementing a News Release
31(2)
Use of Quotations
33(4)
Selecting Quotes
34(1)
Plane Crash
35(1)
A Queen Returns
36(1)
Writing Obituaries
37(8)
Ingram Death
38(1)
Thompson Death
39(1)
Wickham Death
40(2)
VanDenBosch Death
42(3)
Speeches
45(8)
Speech on Sexual Violence
46(2)
State of the City Address
48(2)
A Profile of Murder
50(3)
Meetings and Other Complex Stories
53(8)
Complex Leads
54(1)
Planning Commission Meeting
55(1)
Council Meeting
56(2)
Police Delegation
58(1)
Yearbook Controversy
59(2)
Writing From Interviews
61(6)
Linda McCormack's Story
62(1)
Report to the Council
63(2)
Economic Uncertainties
65(2)
Editing
67(4)
Parallel Construction
67(1)
Passive Writing
68(1)
Eliminating Wordiness
68(1)
Clarity and Conciseness
68(1)
Editing and Rewriting for Clarity
69(2)
Using Numbers
71(6)
A Quiz on Numbers
72(1)
Council Attendance
72(1)
A Community Opinion Survey
73(2)
Fun with Numbers
75(2)
Writing the Feature Story
77(8)
Writing a Bright
78(1)
A News Feature
79(1)
A Sidebar
80(2)
Using Context and Background
82(3)
The Personality Feature
85(6)
A Personality Feature
86(5)
Writing From Documents
91(22)
A Will
92(1)
Teachers as Coaches
93(2)
Police Committee Report
95(4)
Police Reports
99(5)
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
104(1)
A Criminal Indictment
104(1)
Personal Injury Lawsuit
104(9)
The News Conference
113(4)
News Conference
113(4)
Library Research
117(4)
Statistics
118(1)
Quotations
118(1)
Searching for Facts
118(1)
Biographical Sketches
119(1)
News Facts
119(1)
Topic Research
120(1)
A Visiting Celebrity
120(1)
Legal Restraints
121(8)
Editing for Libel
122(1)
Rapist in Custody
123(1)
Courtroom Testimony
123(1)
High School Demonstration
124(1)
Flyers
125(1)
Off-the-Record Commentary
126(3)
Endings
129(8)
VanDenBosch
130(1)
Wheelock
131(1)
Gray
132(1)
McCormack
132(2)
Hudson
134(3)
Appendix A COPYEDITING AND STYLE 137(10)
Exercise 77 Using Copy-editing Symbols
139(1)
Exercise 78 Copy Editing
140(1)
Exercise 79 More Copy Editing
141(1)
Exercise 80 Style Quiz
141(2)
Exercise 81 Style and Copy Editing
143(1)
Exercise 82 A Final Copy-editing Exercise
144(3)
SPELLING 147(4)
GRAMMAR EXERCISES 151(8)
Exercise 83 A Grammar Quiz
151(2)
Exercise 84 Number Agreement
153(1)
Exercise 85 Problem Verbs
153(1)
Exercise 86 Case of Pronouns
154(1)
Exercise 87 Misplaced Sentence Segments
155(1)
Exercise 88 Using the Right Word
156(1)
Exercise 89 Parallel Structure
157(1)
Exercise 90 Copy Editing
157(2)
PUNCTUATION EXERCISES 159(8)
Exercise 91 Commas
159(1)
Exercise 92 Quiz on Commas
160(1)
Exercise 93 Commas, Colons, Semicolons
161(1)
Exercise 94 Apostrophes
162(1)
Exercise 95 Hyphens
163(1)
Exercise 96 Quotation Marks
163(1)
Exercise 97 General Punctuation and Spelling
164(3)
Appendix B ANSWER KEYS 167(8)
Appendix C CITY DIRECTORY 175(14)
Index 189

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