ISBN 9780071070874,Inside Reporting : A Practical Guide To The Craft Of Journalism

Inside Reporting : A Practical Guide To The Craft Of Journalism



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071070874

ISBN-10 0071070877


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Language Learning & Teaching

This text does for reporting what Tim Harrower's The Newspaper Designer's Handbook has previously done for design: make it fun and accessible to newcomers. Harrower is an award-winning editor, designer and columnist who has previously taught at Portland State University and currently conducts journalism workshops. Inside Reporting emphasizes the basics but also provides a wealth of information on on line reporting and packaging stories in more visual, interactive ways. It also includes more useful information on feature writing--from stories to reviews and column-writing--than any other text in the field Salient Features The text's interior design is visual and engaging, which appeals to a generation of readers who want a dynamic, stimulating format. Key topics are presented in concise, well illustrated, magazine-style spreads. Links to related topics are indicated by red arrows along the bottom of text pages. Rather than sounding like a textbook, this book reads like a magazine article: direct and practical. The text offers strong coverage of news writing and reporting basics and legal and ethical issues. Distinctive pedagogical features and examples reinforce the books practical approach. These include checklists, tips, annotated news excerpts, idea files, questionnaires, exercises, and Press Room quotes from more than 100 professional journalists. "The Morgue" is a unique end-of-book archive that features actual news articles, feature stories, and leads discussed in the text, many of which are annotated by their original author. These examples are cross-referenced in the text. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Acknowledgements Chapter 1. The Story of Journalism Chapter 2. How newsrooms work Chapter 3. News writing basics Chapter 4. Reporting basics Chapter 5. Covering the news Chapter 6. Beyond breaking news Chapter 7. Law, ethics and taste Chapter 8. On line reporting Chapter 9. Broadcast journalism Chapter 10. Public relations The Morgue Appendix