Packed with full-color photographs and examples straight from recent headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8e uses tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists to help you develop the writing and reporting skills you need to succeed in the changing world of journalism. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in each chapter give you practice working through ethical issues you might face on the job. Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, the Eighth Edition fully integrates multimedia content into the chapters-reflecting the way the news world actually operates. An all-new book glossary gives you quick access to newer Journalism lingo. In addition, the book now offers MindTap Communication, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience that enhances learner engagement and improves outcomes. Integrating new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS equips you with the fundamental skills you need for media careers now-and in the future.
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 Contents
Part I: UNDERSTANDING NEWS. 1. Understanding News. 2. The Basic News Story. 3. Social Media. Part: II COLLECTING INFORMATION. 4. Sources and Online Research. 5. Interviewing Techniques. 6. Mobile and Multimedia Skills. Part III: CONSTRUCTING STORIES. 7. Leads and Nut Graphs. 8. Story Organization. 9. Story Forms. 10. Storytelling and Feature Techniques. 11. Broadcast News Writing. 12. Online Journalism. 13. Public Relations Writing. Part IV: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES. 14. Media Law. 15. Media Ethics. 16. Multicultural Sensitivity. Part V: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES. 17. Profiles And Obituaries. 18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings. 19. Government and Statistical Stories. 20. Crime and Punishment. 21. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies. 22. Media Jobs and Internships. Appendix 1: Grammar And Usage. Appendix 2: Glossary.