Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 3

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 3

by Carole Rich
     
 

New edition of a text for students learning to write for print, broadcast, and online media. Rich (University of Alaska-Anchorage) includes chapters on grammar and usage, computer-assisted reporting, story ideas, interviewing techniques, and recent changes in our concepts of news. Focusing on the processes of research and writing, the book provides examples and… See more details below

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New edition of a text for students learning to write for print, broadcast, and online media. Rich (University of Alaska-Anchorage) includes chapters on grammar and usage, computer-assisted reporting, story ideas, interviewing techniques, and recent changes in our concepts of news. Focusing on the processes of research and writing, the book provides examples and exercises, as well as special sections addressing ethical dilemmas journalists face. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534559823
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Mass Communication Series
Edition description:
Older Edition

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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