9780534562786

Writing and Reporting News A Coaching Method (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534562786

  • ISBN10:

    0534562787

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/22/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This practical text uses a coaching method to introduce students to the basic skills required of a news reporter (covers conceiving, researching, organizing and writing the news story). It emphasizes the fundamentals as well as the emerging issues, such as technology and ethics in journalistic writing. After using this motivational and engaging text your students will be well prepared to write effectively in every news medium.

Table of Contents

Part One: UNDERSTANDING NEWS
1. Write from the Start: A Coaching Method
2. Changing Concepts of News
3. The Basic News Story
4. Grammar and Usage
Part Two: COLLECTING INFORMATION
5. Curiosity and Story Ideas
6. Source and Online Researh
7. Interviewing Techniques
Part Three: CONSTRUCTING STORIES
8. The Writing Process
9. Leads and Nut Graphs
10. Story Structures
11. Storytelling and Feature Techniques
12. Public Relations Writing
13. Broadcast Writing
14. Web Writing
Part Four: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES
15. Accuracy and Libel
6. Media Ethics
17. Multicultural Sensitivity
Part Five: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES
18. Beat Reporting
19. Obituaries
20. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings
21. Government and Statistical Stories
22. Crime and Punishment
23. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies
24. Profiles
25. Computer-assisted Journalism
26. Media Jobs and Internships
Appendix A: Style Guide

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