Reporting for the Media

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/22/2011
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Now in its tenth edition,Reporting for the Mediacontinues 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, newswriting style, traditional story structures and styles, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches and meetings, 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. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * A new chapter on writing for digital media and cross-platform storytelling * An introductory chapter that combines chapters 1 and 2 of the last edition * A new four-part organization that presents the chapters on libel and ethics earlier in the book * Chapters 12 and 22, exercises on copyediting symbols and an appendix containing the abridged AP Stylebook are now on a Companion Website * More coverage of new and emerging forms of media

Table of Contents


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

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