Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 4

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 4

by Carole Rich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534562787

ISBN-13: 9780534562786

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This practical text introduces students to the basic skills required of a news reporter (conceiving, researching, organizing and writing the news story), emphasizing the fundamentals as well as emerging issues, such as technology and ethics, in journalistic writing.

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This practical text introduces students to the basic skills required of a news reporter (conceiving, researching, organizing and writing the news story), emphasizing the fundamentals as well as emerging issues, such as technology and ethics, in journalistic writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534562786
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Series:
Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING NEWS. 1. Write from the Start: A Coaching Method. 2. Changing Concepts of News. 3. The Basic News Story. 4. Grammar and Usage. 5. Story Ideas. PART TWO: COLLECTING INFORMATION. 6. Curiosity and Observation. 7. Sources of Information. 8. Listening and Note-Taking Skills. 9. Interviewing Techniques. PART THREE: CONSTRUCTING STORIES. 10. The Writing Process. 11. Leads and Nut Graphs. 12. Body Building. 13. Story Structures. 14. Storytelling and Feature Techniques. 15. Public Relations Writing. 16. Broadcast Writing. PART FOUR: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES. 17. Accuracy and Libel. 18. Media Ethics. 19. Multicultural Sensitivity. PART FIVE: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES. 20. Beat Reporting. 21. Obituaries. 22. Speeches, Press Conferences and Meetings. 23. Government and Statistical Stories. 24. Crime and Punishment. 25. Disasters and Tragedy. 26. Profiles. 27. Computer-assisted Journalism. 28. Media Jobs and Internships. APPENDICES: Style Guide. Online Resources for Journalists. CREDITS. INDEX.

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