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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.
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