Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 3by Carole Rich
Pub. Date: 05/28/1999
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.
Table of ContentsPART 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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