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Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 5
     

Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 5

by Carole Rich, Christopher Harper, Chris Harper
 

ISBN-10: 0495004235

ISBN-13: 9780495004233

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS prepares students for the changing world of journalism by emphasizing traditional basic skills while also stressing new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast and online media. With new information about blogs, multimedia writing, and other skills students will need for careers in the media, the Fifth Edition retains its emphasis

Overview


WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS prepares students for the changing world of journalism by emphasizing traditional basic skills while also stressing new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast and online media. With new information about blogs, multimedia writing, and other skills students will need for careers in the media, the Fifth Edition retains its emphasis on writing fundamentals and ethics in journalism, as well as the coaching method, which features tips and techniques from writing coaches and award-winning journalists. The text's strong "storytelling" approach with stories about journalists and its built-in instructional material make it accessible and easy for students to learn effective writing and reporting techniques for every news medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495004233
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents


Part One: UNDERSTANDING NEWS. 1. Changing Concepts of News. 2. The Basic News Story. Part Two: COLLECTING INFORMATION. 3. Curiosity and Story Ideas. 4. Sources and Online Research. 5. Interviewing Techniques. Part Three: CONSTRUCTING STORIES. 6. Grammar and Usage. 7. Leads and Nut Graphs. 8. Story Structure. 9. Storytelling and Feature Techniques. 10. Public Relations Writing. 11. Broadcast Reporting and Writing. 12. Web Journalism. Part Four: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES. 13. Accuracy and Media Law. 14. Media Ethics. 15. Multicultural Sensitivity. 16. Global Journalism. Part Five: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES. 17. Beat Reporting. 18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings. 19. Government and Statistical Stories. 20. Crime and Punishment. 21. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies. 22. Profiles. 23. Media Jobs and Internships. Appendix A. Style Guide.

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