9780073511993

Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073511993

  • ISBN10:

    0073511994

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/17/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underline the practice of journalism. The new edition features current developments in all areas of reporting, discusses the use of stark photos, provides dozens of new Internet sources and demonstrates how journalists use them. Also included in the eleventh edition are guides for campaign and election coverage, reporting tips from Pulitzer Prize winners, and an examination of recent libel cases.

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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