Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 7 available in Paperback
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.
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About the Author
Carole Rich is a retired journalism professor, formerly at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she was the Atwood professor before accepting a full-time position. She also served as chair of the journalism department at Hofstra University in New York for two years, taught journalism at the University of Kansas for 11 years, and worked for 16 years in the newspaper industry. She was a reporter for the former PHILADELPHIA EVENING BULLETIN, city editor of the SUN-SENTINEL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and deputy metropolitan editor of the HARTFORD COURANT in Connecticut. In addition to serving as a visiting writing coach at newspapers throughout the United States, Professor Rich has conducted many writing seminars for journalism organizations, including a group of professional journalists in Spain. She is the author of multiple highly regarded media and reporting textbooks.
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.