News Reporting and Writing

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St. Martin's Press, 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 542 pages
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- Comprehensive coverage of news writing and reporting skills. This text uses a step-by-step approach to teach students the skills they need to become effective writers and reporters. Writing coverage includes crafting leads, using correct grammar and lively language, quoting sources, and using story structures, while specific chapters cover various story types. Reporting coverage includes conducting interviews, researching, using computers, and covering a beat.- More on writing for multiple media than any other news writing and reporting text. A new section, Writing for Specific Media, includes practical advice on writing for broadcast, radio, television, online outlets, and public relations, preparing students for the realities of today's workplace.- Journalism CD-ROM simulation and up-to-date technology coverage. The unique simulation CD-ROM, included free with the book, allows students to cover the actual shooting of a police officer in real-time and includes text, audio, and video resources. The text offers more guidance for using technology in journalism than any comparable book, including full chapters on computer assisted reporting and writing for online outlets.

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