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Now in its tenth edition, Reporting for the Media continues to be an essential resource for journalism instructors. A sweeping introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text focuses on the basics of reporting—how to become more curious about the world, generate provocative ideas, gather vital information and write incisive stories.

The authors emphasize such central topics as grammar basics, and common ethical dilemmas. In addition to its excellent pedagogy and coverage of the converged newsroom, the text also explores a variety of advanced topics including broadcast writing, law, ethics and public relations.

Now available with a FREE Appendix on Style

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a terrific text, one of the best in the field. It is comprehensive, reliable, and useful. The authors provide a simple, easy-to-understand narrative and an ample supply of thoughtful, relevant exercises." —Joseph Hayden, University of Memphis

"The most satisfying text I ever used in my news reporting course. I've used it for the past year and have recommended it to other instructors who were equally praiseworthy after using it. The book's strengths lie in its straightforward delivery of the basic elements of journalism and the many examples at the ends of chapters, which allow students to put into practice the teachings of the chapter." —Scott Brown, CSU Northridge

"Reporting for the Media teaches the fundamentals of journalism through excellent examples and exercises while including up-to-date information on the issues and challenges facing today's news media." —Deborah Givens, Eastern Kentucky University

"I'm especially impressed with the public affairs reporting examples, including the Dahmer 911 transcript and the statistics chapter." —Berrin Beasley, University of North Florida

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195337433
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/24/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Bender is Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lucinda D. Davenport is Professor of Journalism, Michigan State University

Michael W. Drager is Assistant Professor of Journalism, Shippensburg University

Fred Fedler is Professor of Journalism, University of Central Florida

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Table of Contents

Chapter One - Journalism Today
Chapter Two - Grammar and Spelling
Chapter Three - Newswriting Style
Chapter Four - The Language of News
Chapter Five - Selecting and Reporting the News
Chapter Six - Libel, Privacy and Newsgathering Issues
Chapter Seven - Ethics
Chapter Eight - Basic News Leads
Chapter Nine - Alternative Leads
Chapter Ten - The Body of a News Story
Chapter Eleven - Quotations and Attribution
Chapter Twelve - Interviews
Chapter Thirteen - Writing for Radio and TV News
Chapter Fourteen - Writing for Digital Media
Chapter Fifteen - Speeches and Meetings
Chapter Sixteen - Brights, Follow-Ups, Roundups, Sidebars and Obituaries
Chapter Seventeen - Feature Stories
Chapter Eighteen - Public Affairs Reporting
Chapter Nineteen - Advanced Reporting
Chapter Twenty - Journalism and Public Relations
Appendix A - City Directory
Appendix B - Rules for Forming Possessives
Appendix C - Answer Keys

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