Heat and Light

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

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Packed with practical wisdom, rubber-on-the-road tips, and never-before-heardanecdotes, this guide to creating good journalism is required reading for anyaspiring reporter and editor.

Author Biography

MIKE WALLACE has won nearly every prize a television journalist can, including twenty-one Emmys and three Peabodys, most of them for his work on CBS News’s 60 Minutes.
BETH KNOBEL, currently teaching journalism at Fordham University, spent twenty years as a producer and reporter, including a seven-year stint as Moscow bureau chief for CBS News.   

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Our View of Journalismp. 1
Why This Book?p. 5
The Fundamentals of Great Journalismp. 9
The Gospel of Journalismp. 10
The Right Personality for a Journalistp. 13
The Right Educationp. 18
Information Versus Dramap. 21
What is Objectivity?p. 24
Do We need Objectivity Anymore?p. 29
Fairness and Balancep. 34
The Question: The Art of Story Generation and Researchp. 39
Deciding What's Newsworthyp. 40
Finding a Storyp. 46
Researchp. 52
Finding Interview Subjectsp. 54
Preparing for the Interviewp. 61
The Talk: The Art of the Interviewp. 67
The Nature of Interviewsp. 68
Establishing Rapportp. 70
Interviewing Stylesp. 76
Intimidation in Interviewsp. 83
When an Interview Turns Sourp. 86
The Words: Creating Great Reporting in Printp. 93
Standards to Meetp. 93
Choosing a Focusp. 99
The Basics of Writing Hard Newsp. 101
Writing Feature Storiesp. 107
Writing Ledes with Stylep. 112
To Quote, or Not to Quotep. 120
Understanding Attributionp. 124
The Sound and the Pictures: Creating Great Reporting for Broadcast or Internetp. 131
The Essentials of Broadcastingp. 132
The Joys of Radiop. 135
Planning for Success in Broadcastingp. 137
Recordingp. 142
Culling Your Materialp. 147
Writing for Broadcastp. 150
Assembling Your Reportp. 161
Lead-ins and Attribution in Broadcastingp. 164
Reading for Broadcastp. 166
How News Works on the Internetp. 168
The Soul of Journalism: Law and Ethicsp. 175
The Essentials of Ethicsp. 176
Ethical Dilemmas of the Internet Agep. 192
The Legal Underpinning of Journalismp. 195
If you Get into Troublep. 209
The Future: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalistsp. 212
The Current Landscapep. 213
The Future of Journalismp. 219
What Does This Mean for Journalists Today?p. 225
Immortal Rules for Success in Journalismp. 230
Reporters' Toolboxp. 237
Checklistsp. 237
TV Script Formats and Sample Broadcast Scriptp. 241
Structure for a Basic 1:30 Broadcast Piecep. 244
Glossary of Terms in Journalismp. 245
To Go FurtherÓp. 248
Journalism Resourcesp. 254
Generalp. 254
For Student Journalistsp. 255
For Your Careerp. 255
For Industry News and Informationp. 257
For Writing a Storyp. 258
Journalism Groups and Associationsp. 261
Contributorsp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Indexp. 269
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