9780495004233

Writing & Reporting News A Coaching Method

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495004233

  • ISBN10:

    0495004235

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/31/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS prepares students for the changing world of journalism by emphasizing traditional basic skills while also stressing new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast and online media. With new information about blogs, multimedia writing, and other skills students will need for careers in the media, the Fifth Edition retains its emphasis on writing fundamentals and ethics in journalism, as well as the coaching method, which features tips and techniques from writing coaches and award-winning journalists. The text's strong "storytelling" approach with stories about journalists and its built-in instructional material make it accessible and easy for students to learn effective writing and reporting techniques for every news medium.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
About the Authors xvii
PART ONE Understanding News
Changing Concepts of News
1(22)
The Basic News Story
23(24)
PART TWO Collecting Information
Curiosity and Story Ideas
47(16)
Sources and Online Research
63(22)
Interviewing Techniques
85(22)
PART THREE Constructing Stories
Grammar and Usage
107(14)
Leads and Nut Graphs
121(32)
Story Structure
153(34)
Storytelling and Feature Techniques
187(22)
Public Relations Writing
209(16)
Broadcast Writing and Reporting
225(28)
Web Journalism
253(24)
PART FOUR Understanding Media Issues
Accuracy and Media Law
277(18)
Media Ethics
295(14)
Multicultural Sensitivity
309(16)
Global Journalism
325(18)
PART FIVE Applying the Techniques
Beat Reporting
343(20)
Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings
363(16)
Government and Statistical Stories
379(22)
Crime and Punishment
401(32)
Disasters, Weather and Tragedies
433(30)
Profiles and Obituaries
463(22)
Media Jobs and Internships
485(16)
Appendix: Style Guide 501(14)
Credits 515(5)
Index 520

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