Writing and Reporting the News: A Coaching Method / Edition 1

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This book focuses on the most up-to-date methods needed to attract today's readers, including use of the Internet, graphics, basic news and storytelling styles.
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An introduction for undergraduates, focusing on the latest methods for attracting readers, including the use of the Internet, graphics, basic news, and storytelling styles. Contains sections on understanding news, collecting information, constructing stories, media issues, and applying the techniques for various types of stories. This second edition includes references to online sources throughout, plus expanded material on public journalism and computer-assisted journalism, with instructions for using the Internet and spreadsheets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534190743
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 590

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Tips from Award-winning Journalists
1 Write From the Start: A Coaching Method 3
2 Changing Concepts of News 15
3 The Basic News Story 33
4 Story Ideas 59
5 Curiosity and Observation 77
6 Sources of Information 87
7 Listening and Note-taking Skills 109
8 Interviewing Techniques 117
9 The Writing Process 135
10 Leads and Nut Graphs 149
11 Body Building 183
12 Story Structures 201
13 Storytelling and Feature Techniques 225
14 Public Relations Writing 253
15 Broadcast Writing 269
16 Accuracy and Libel 303
17 Media Ethics 321
18 Multicultural Sensitivity 339
19 Beat Reporting 365
20 Obituaries 383
21 Speeches, Press Conferences and Meetings 397
22 Government and Statistical Stories 423
23 Crime and Punishment 445
24 Disasters and Tragedy 479
25 Profiles 515
26 Computer-assisted Journalism 537
27 Media Jobs and Internships 575
App. A On-line Sources for Journalists 590
App. B Use of Lexis-Nexis 596
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