9780312431877

Telling the Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312431877

  • ISBN10:

    0312431872

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 10/18/2006
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Out of the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism, the world's first journalism school, and from the bestselling authors ofNews Reporting and Writing, comesTelling the Story. This concise text uses The Missouri Group's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to stress the fundamentals -- the beat-driven and well-written stories essential for any print, broadcast, and online news reporting and writing. The book stays on the cutting edge by preparing students for the realities of today's newsrooms -- offering the best coverage of online journalism, a new focus on citizen journalism, and even more on media convergence and new technology.

Author Biography

BRIAN S. BROOKS is a professor and chairman of the Editorial Department at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. For Bedford/St. Martin's he is coauthor of News Reporting and Writing (2005) and Working with Words (2006).

GEORGE KENNEDY is a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, coauthor of News Reporting and Writing (2005), a former managing editor of the Columbia Missourian, and was bureau chief for the Miami Herald.

DARYL R. MOEN is professor of journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and former editor of three daily newspapers. For Bedford/St. Martin's Moen is coauthor of News Reporting and Writing (2005) and Beyond the Inverted Pyramid (1993).

DON RANLY is professor of journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and director of the magazine sequence. For Bedford/St. Martins he is coauthor of News Reporting and Writing (2005) and Beyond the Inverted Pyramid (1993). He has also produced "Ranly on Writing" audiocassettes and "Ranly on Grammar" and "Refrigerator Journalism" videocassettes.

Table of Contents

PART I. JOURNALISM AND JOURNALISTS
    1. The Nature of News
    2. Convergence and the Changing Media Industry
    
PART II. REPORTING TOOLS
    3. Interviewing
    4. Computer-Assisted Reporting
    5. Reporting with Numbers
    
PART III. STORYTELLING
    6. The Inverted Pyramid
    7. Beyond the Inverted Pyramid
    
PART IV. COVERING AND WRITING NEWS
    8. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings
    9. Other Types of Basic Stories
    10. Beat Reporting
    
PART V. MEDIA WRITING
    11. Writing News for Radio and Television
    12. Writing for Public Relations
    13. Writing Online
    14. Law
    15. Ethics
    
APPENDICES
    Copy Editing and Proofreading Symbols
    Wire Service Style Summary
    20 Most-Common Errors of Grammar and Punctuation
    Crisis Coverage: An Interactive
    CD-ROM Journalism Simulation
    
  Glossary
  Index

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