9780534559809

Writing and Reporting News A Coaching Method

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534559809

  • ISBN10:

    0534559808

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/12/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This practical text introduces students to the basic skills required of a news reporter (conceiving, researching, organizing and writing the news story), emphasizing the fundamentals as well as emerging issues, such as technology and ethics, in journalistic writing.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction: Tips From Award-winning Journalists xix
Part One: Understanding News
Write From the Start: A Coaching Method
1(12)
Changing Concepts of News
13(18)
The Basic News Story
31(26)
Grammar and Usage
57(12)
Story Ideas
69(12)
Part Two: Collecting Information
Curiosity and Observation
81(10)
Sources of Information
91(22)
Listening and Note-taking Skills
113(8)
Interviewing Techniques
121(16)
Part Three: Constructing Stories
The Writing Process
137(14)
Leads and Nut Graphs
151(32)
Body Building
183(16)
Story Structures
199(22)
Storytelling and Feature Techniques
221(22)
Public Relations Writing
243(18)
Broadcast Writing
261(32)
Part Four: Understanding Media Issues
Accuracy and Libel
293(18)
Media Ethics
311(18)
Multicultural Sensitivity
329(20)
Part Five: Applying the Techniques
Beat Reporting
349(20)
Obituaries
369(12)
Speeches, Press Conferences and Meetings
381(22)
Government and Statistical Stories
403(20)
Crime and Punishment
423(34)
Disasters, Weather and Tragedies
457(34)
Profiles
491(20)
Computer-assisted Journalism
511(24)
Media Jobs and Internships
535(15)
Appendix A: Style Guide 550(9)
Appendix B: Online Resources for Journalists 559

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