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Overview

Because reporting is changing, this volume offers readers a thorough introduction to the rapidly evolving world of gathering information for local news organizations. This easy-to-read text is filled with contemporary examples and solid advice for the beginning reporting student. Designed for students with a foundation in news writing, it provides chapters on such basics as news research, interviewing, and observation skills. It further offers a chapter on the use of personal computers as research and reporting tools. Readers will find useful tips and examples written by award-winning professional journalists that reflect the numerous changes in the art and science of information gathering in the past decade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805810219
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1 Introduction to Reporting
1 Life in the Newsroom 3
2 General Assignment and Beat Reporting 33
3 Developing and Using Sources 69
Pt. II Reporting Techniques
4 Background: Researching News Stories 103
5 Computer Databases and Document Searching 131
6 Interviewing Basics 155
7 Interviewing for Television and Radio 187
8 Observation Skills 217
9 Press Conferences, Hearings, Meetings, Conventions 239
Pt. III Reporting Regulation and Controls
10 Law Affecting Reporting 267
11 News Reporting Ethics 287
Pt. IV Appendices
Appendix A: Confidential Sources and Anonymity 311
Appendix B: Public Information Policy 313
Appendix C: A Writer's Bookshelf From the Orlando Sentinel 315
Appendix D: Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists 323[sic]
Appendix E: Code of Broadcast News Ethics of the Radio-Television News Directors Association 319[sic]
References 325
Index 335
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