9780072981056

Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072981056

  • ISBN10:

    0072981059

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Teaching by example through vivid writing, Professor Mencher shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing news in this new edition of a classic text.

Table of Contents

The Reporter At Work
On the Job
The Basics
Components of the Story
Writing the Story
What is News?
The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade
The Lead
Story Structure
The Writer's Art
Features, Long Stories and Series
Broadcast Newswriting
Writing News Releases
Reporting Principles
Digging for Information
Making Sound Observations
Building and Using Background
Finding, Cultivating and Using Sources
Interviewing Principles and Practices
Speeches, Meetings and News Conferences
Hunches, Feelings and Stereotypes
From Accidents to Education
Accidents and Disasters
Obituaries
The Police Beat
The Courts
Sports
Business Reporting
Local Government and Education
Laws, Taste and Taboos, Codes and Ethics
Reporters and the Law
Taste-Defining the Appropriate
The Morality of Journalism Stylebook
Glossary
Index
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