Shop Talk and War Stories: Journalists Examine Their Profession / Edition 1

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How do you get sensitive information from an uncooperative interview subject? Why not ask Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. What is it like to report from a war zone? Jim Wooten, who has broadcast from some of the most dangerous places on Earth, could tell you. Shop Talk and War Stories brings your students into contact with first-class journalists discussing the trials, pitfalls and triumphs of their careers in journalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312401054
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Starting Off in Journalism
Lelyveld, Columbia University Commencement Speech
Bragg, Chicken Killers and Alligator Hunters
Utley, Initiation
Brzezinski, Renaissance

2. Reporting
Woodward, Reporting Power Tools
Mathews, Just Checking
Klinkenberg, Reporting the Fifth W. Where

3. Interviewing
Hart, The Art of the Interview
Dreifus, Interview
Bernstein and Woodward, Always Accept the Cup of Coffee

4. Writing
Fuson, What Would Yogi Do?
Scanlan, Storytelling on Deadline
Hersey, The Legend on the License
Murray, What I Need from My Editor

5. Beats
Downey Jr., Fat Man in the Middle Seat
Buchanan, Fire!
Sugg, Turn the Beat Around

6. Investigative Reporting
Lovelady, Twenty-five Words or Less
Downey Jr., The New Muckrakers
Weiner, Raising Hell
Houston, The Light That Never Goes Out

7. Literary Journalism and Specialized Story Types
Kidder, The Fourth Genre
Shepard, The Paper's Paper
Singer, Writing About People
Allen, The Personal Column

8. Broadcast Journalism
Greenfield, Election Night
Krulwich, Sticky Storytelling
Ewalt, This Is Fake

9. The Internet and Computer Assisted Reporting
Okrent, The Death of Print?
Dube, Writing News Online
Bowden, Narrative Journalism Goes Multimedia
Berens, The Myth of the Machine

10. Ethical Journalism
Bradlee, Janet Cooke
Clark, The Unoriginal Sin
Lundstrom, Geographical Bias
Brock, "The Real Anita Hill"

11. Journalists and Their Community
Kovach and Rosenthal, Who Journalists Work For
Goldberg, Identity Politics
Manque, Volunteer Slavery

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