Making Important News Interesting: Reporting Public Affairs in the 21st Century

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Marion Street Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 252 pages
Based on the premise that a fresh approach is needed in public affairs journalism, this guide offers real-world examples of reporting and writing that put citizens in the center of public debates, educate them on important issues, and break with convention to give energy to civic news. With dozens of exercises for both the classroom and newsroom, budding journalists get pointers on story selection and ways to use lively writing to engage readers and keep them coming back on a daily basis.

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Contents

Preface
8
THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBUC AFFAIRS REPORTING
16
Report Problems AND Solutions
31
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Perry Parks is a journalism instructor and newspaper advisor at Michigan State University and a former daily newspaper reporter. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

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