Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method
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Packed with full-color photographs and examples straight from recent headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8e uses tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists to help you develop the writing and reporting skills you need to succeed in the changing world of journalism. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in each chapter give you practice working through ethical issues you might face on the job. Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, the Eighth Edition fully integrates multimedia content into the chapters-reflecting the way the news world actually operates. An all-new book glossary gives you quick access to newer Journalism lingo. In addition, the book now offers MindTap Communication, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience that enhances learner engagement and improves outcomes. Integrating new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS equips you with the fundamental skills you need for media careers now-and in the future.
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this format daily on its front-page features and originated the term “nut graph.” This example uses the descriptive approach: Nita walked slowly down the narrow hall, deftly guiding her tottering 11-month-old son around the abandoned baby walkers, strollers and toys. Inside her tiny bedroom, the 17-yearold mother pointed to photographs of her son’s father and some of her friends. Cards congratulating her on her recent high school graduation were nearby. The baby’s crib was crammed into an area
as the cause. Write a lead in passive voice from this information: Jones County Circuit Court Judge Billy Landrum yesterday sentenced a 17-year-old high school sophomore to two consecutive life terms for the murder of two men in a convenience store. 4 Delayed identification: From the following information, write a lead using delayed identification. Background provided by the police: Michael Stephens, who lives in the 3700 block of North Camino Street in Tucson, was driving a flatbed truck in
roaches. The student, Ted Flis, took you to the bathroom and said it has no electricity. “It’s a dump,” said Flis, a senior majoring in architecture. “But it was the cheapest thing I could find.” This apartment is located at 1032 Main St. 11 Narrative: Change this lead into a narrative lead: A man threatening suicide kept police at bay for more than nine hours Sunday before he was pulled back from the ledge of a parking garage rooftop. The man, a 36-year-old Topeka State Hospital patient and
news might be split into separate parts for background, profiles, timelines, databases and multimedia. Databases: Many news sites offer databases that you can search for information about health, school test scores or crime statistics in your community. For example, The Philadelphia Inquirer (www.philly.com/inquirer) offers an annual report card allowing you to search a database for public and private schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to find out about school test scores and related facts