Online Journalism: Reporting, Writing, and Editing for New Media (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 1

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ONLINE JOURNALISM: REPORTING, WRITING AND EDITING FOR NEW MEDIA is the first truly comprehensive textbook available that can teach students how to report, write, and edit strictly for online media. Unlike other texts that simply "tweak" traditional writing and editing techniques, ONLINE JOURNALISM was created specifically with the Internet in mind. Written in a lively style, this book will appeal to students who want to explore writing opportunities with online media. It is also supplemented by an in-depth Web site that provides links to relevant current stories and sound clips of interviews with professionals.
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"The single most important strength of this book is that it is broad, but detailed. It covers the range of issues and topics that students need to know in order to better understand the online environment and to succeed in that special subsection called journalism."

"(ONLINE JOURNALISM's) strongest aspect is that is devotes the majority of the chapters to reporting and editing in a Web environment."

"This book has the potential to make a fresh contribution to the online journalism course because it contains material, such information specifically about online writing and multimedia formats, not in other texts."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534531461
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/17/2004
  • Series: Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication A
  • Edition description: With InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Craig is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in Communications from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. Before entering academia, he spent six years as a reporter and editor for newspapers in California and Illinois. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. He also has designed many Web sites and portals for university departments, student newspapers and campus organizations.
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Table of Contents

1. Why Is Online Journalism Different? 2. The Job of the Online Journalist. 3. Generating and Focusing Story Ideas. 4. Web Resources and Databases. 5. Sources and Interviewing. 6. Online Writing Styles. 7. Hooking and Keeping Readers. 8. Revving Up Your Writing. 9. The Last Minute(s). 10. An Uphill Battle: Online Copy Editing. 11. The Online Editor/Utility Infielder. 12. Multimedia for News. 13. Basic Online Layout. 14. Online Standards vs. Journalistic Standards. 15. Legal Issues Online and Offline. 16. Ethics in Cyber-Land. 17. The 21st Century Journalist.
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