Reporting & Community Journalism: Staying local and still scooping the competition by Michael Shawn Smith
If you're a community journalist looking to one-up your daily competition, then this book is for you. If you work for a daily newspaper or TV station and are scratching your heads over how the weekly or semi-weekly competition scooped you on a major story, then you should this book is also for you. Regardless of the medium, it's likely that you have to juggle multiple beats. And with the advent of the Internet and social media, mobile journalism and multimedia reporting is becoming even more prevalent. "Reporting & Community Journalism" will help you tackle these areas of community journalism and much more. A followup to "Confessions of a Community Journalist," "Reporting and Community Journalism" takes a deeper look into the world of news reporting. Whether you're an entry level reporter or a seasoned veteran, this book will help you discover hidden story ideas, diversify your news coverage and enhance your multimedia presence.
•Nominated for South Carolina Sportswriter of the Year (2012) •South Carolina Journalist of the Year (2008, 2010) •South Carolina Photojournalist of the Year (2011) • South Carolina FOIA award (2007, 2012) •National Newspaper Association - third place, investigative reporting and honorable mention (2013) • National Newspaper Association - honorable mention, investigative reporting •Won more than 80 South Carolina Press Association awards (2000-present) • South Carolina Press Association Executive Committee (2012-2013) • South Carolina FOIA committee (2009-present) • 14 years of professional, community journalism experience