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Now in its tenth edition, Reporting for the Media continues to be an essential resource for journalism instructors. A sweeping introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text focuses on the basics of reporting--how to become more curious about the world, generate provocative ideas, gather vital information and write incisive stories.
The authors emphasize such central topics as grammar basics, and common ethical dilemmas. In addition to its excellent pedagogy and coverage of the converged newsroom, the text also explores a variety of advanced topics including broadcast writing, law, ethics and public relations.
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Table of Contents
Preface Chapter One - Journalism Today Chapter Two - Grammar and Spelling Chapter Three - Newswriting Style Chapter Four - The Language of News Chapter Five - Selecting and Reporting the News Chapter Six - Libel, Privacy and Newsgathering Issues Chapter Seven - Ethics Chapter Eight - Basic News Leads Chapter Nine - Alternative Leads Chapter Ten - The Body of a News Story Chapter Eleven - Quotations and Attribution Chapter Twelve - Interviews Chapter Thirteen - Writing for Radio and TV News Chapter Fourteen - Writing for Digital Media Chapter Fifteen - Speeches and Meetings Chapter Sixteen - Brights, Follow-Ups, Roundups, Sidebars and Obituaries Chapter Seventeen - Feature Stories Chapter Eighteen - Public Affairs Reporting Chapter Nineteen - Advanced Reporting Chapter Twenty - Journalism and Public Relations Appendix A - City Directory Appendix B - Rules for Forming Possessives Appendix C - Answer Keys