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Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, Media Enhanced Edition (with InfoTrac) / Edition 4
     

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, Media Enhanced Edition (with InfoTrac) / Edition 4

by Carole Rich
 

ISBN-10: 0534633331

ISBN-13: 9780534633332

Pub. Date: 02/23/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This reviewer-praised text uses a practical coaching method to introduce students effectively to the basic skills required of a journalist -- from conceiving and researching to organizing and writing news. It emphasizes writing fundamentals and ethics in journalism. After using this motivational and engaging text, your students will be well prepared to write

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This reviewer-praised text uses a practical coaching method to introduce students effectively to the basic skills required of a journalist -- from conceiving and researching to organizing and writing news. It emphasizes writing fundamentals and ethics in journalism. After using this motivational and engaging text, your students will be well prepared to write effectively in every news medium. This edition is enhanced with a CD-ROM that provides your students with a virtual news lab where they can put the texts concepts to practice as they write their own news stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534633332
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.88(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. Part Two: COLLECTING INFORMATION. 5. Curiosity and Story Ideas. 6. Source and Online Research. 7. Interviewing Techniques. Part Three: CONSTRUCTING STORIES. 8. The Writing Process. 9. Leads and Nut Graphs. 10. Story Structures. 11. Storytelling and Feature Techniques. 12. Public Relations Writing. 13. Broadcast Writing. 14. Web Writing. Part Four: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES. 15. Accuracy and Libel. 16. Media Ethics. 17. Multicultural Sensitivity. Part Five: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES. 18. Beat Reporting. 19. Obituaries. 20. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings. 21. Government and Statistical Stories. 22. Crime and Punishment. 23. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies. 24. Profiles. 25. Computer-Assisted Journalism. 26. Media Jobs and Internships. Appendix A. Style Guide.

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