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Workbook for News Reporting and Writing / Edition 7
     

Workbook for News Reporting and Writing / Edition 7

by Missouri Group Staff, Ranly, Moen, Kennedy, Brooks
 

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ISBN-10: 0312397003

ISBN-13: 9780312397005

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The Missouri Group’s clear and authoritative step-by-step approach comes from years in the field and in the classroom. Through extensive contemporary examples and dependable, no-frills advice, the Missouri Group teaches students the reporting and writing skills they need to become effective journalists in every medium and for every beat. The

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The Missouri Group’s clear and authoritative step-by-step approach comes from years in the field and in the classroom. Through extensive contemporary examples and dependable, no-frills advice, the Missouri Group teaches students the reporting and writing skills they need to become effective journalists in every medium and for every beat. The ninth edition of News Reporting and Writing addresses students’ greatest challenges by providing more writing help than ever before. It prepares students for the realities of today’s news rooms with the most contemporary coverage of new trends in journalism including convergence, citizen journalism, and researching online. A reinvigorated new text design emphasizes what’s important, increases ease of navigation, and makes salient features and examples quicker and easier to find.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312397005
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors

Preface for Students

PART ONE. JOURNALISM AND JOURNALISTS

1. The Nature of News

2. Redefining News: Citizen Journalism and Convergence

PART TWO. REPORTING TOOLS

3. Interviewing

4. In Their Own Words

5. Gathering and Verifying Information

6. Reporting with Numbers

PART THREE. STORYTELLING

7. The Inverted Pyramid

8. Writing to Be Read

9. Alternatives to the Inverted Pyramid

PART FOUR. BASIC STORIES

10. Obituaries and Life Stories

11. Finding the News in News Releases

12. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings

13. Other Types of Basic Stories

PART FIVE. BEAT REPORTING

14. Covering a Beat

15. Business and Consumer News

16. Sports

PART SIX. SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES

17. Social Science Reporting

18. Investigative Reporting

PART SEVEN. WRITING FOR SPECIFIC MEDIA

19. Writing News for Radio and Television

20. Writing for the Web

21. Writing for Public Relations

PART EIGHT. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

22. Media Law

23. Ethics

Appendix 1: Twenty Common Errors of Grammar and Punctuation

Appendix 2: Wire Service Style Summary

Appendix 3: Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics

Appendix 4: Crisis Coverage: An Interactive CD-ROM Journalism Simulation

Glossary

Index

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