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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