Writing and Reporting the News

Writing and Reporting the News

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Writing and Reporting the News, Third Edition, by Gerald Lanson and Mitchell Stephens provides thorough instructions on writing and reporting and extensive opportunities to apply those instructions. Based on the authors' careers as journalists-and on the experience of dozens of other first-rate reporters-this unique textbook/workbook combination gives students a sense of the challenges, pressures, and rewards of the profession. It supplies hundreds of real-life examples and problems designed to accomplish four goals: * teach a comprehensive set of complex writing and reporting skills * expose students to real-life sources of information * train students to think and act like reporters * help students think about words and how they are used This new edition offers updated examples and enhanced graphics, including the addition of story diagrams and information boxes. A new section covers writing for the Internet, focusing on the medium's specific writing style and on packaging stories for multimedia format. Lanson and Stephens have expanded their discussions concerning "good" and "bad" writing, employing comparative examples to explain the reasons for such categorizations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 213.4 x 269.2 x 22.9mm | 1,270.05g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 58 illus.
  • 019530666X
  • 9780195306668

About Jerry Lanson

Jerry Lanson is Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Emerson College and served as its first chair. A former editor at the San Jose Mercury and an experienced writing coach, he is the coauthor of News in a New Century: Reporting in an Age of Converging Media (1999). Mitchell Stephens is Professor in the Department of Journalism at New York University. He is the author of A History of News (OUP, 2007), the rise of the image the fall of the word (OUP, 1998), and Broadcast News (2004).show more

Table of contents

PART I: THE NEWS; PART II: LEADS; PART III: STORIES; PART IV: TECHNIQUES; PART V: COVERAGE; PART VI: SPECIALIZED COVERAGE; THE BASICSshow more

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