Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method / Edition 5 available in Paperback
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- 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 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.
|Series:||Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism|
|Product dimensions:||8.14(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.77(d)|
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 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.