News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media

News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media

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This text takes a skills-orientated approach to news writing and reporting. Its practical, almost handbook style allows instructors the flexibility to teach from the text while adding their own material. Topics include developing a news story, computer-assisted reporting and broadcast writing.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • McGraw-Hill Education (Ise Editions)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • International 2 Revised ed
  • glossary
  • 0071164510
  • 9780071164511

Table of contents

Part 1 The fourth estate: today's media; ingredients of news. Part 2 The rudiments: summary leads; special leads; organizing a news story; developing a news story; quotations and attributions; qualities of good writing. Part 3 Gathering information: interviewing; computer-assisted reporting and research; surveys. Part 4 Basic assignments: obituaries; news releases; speeches and press conferences; weather and disasters; features; broadcast writing. Part 5 Beats: multicultural reporting; city government; police and fire; courts; sports. Part 6 Advanced assignments: in-depth and investigative reporting; business and other specialties. Part 7 Beyond the writing: law; ethics and fairness; responsibilitiy to society; appendices - associated press style rules, society of professional journalists code of ethic.
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