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Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method 8th Edition

Carole Rich

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Overview

WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8th Edition, uses tips and techniques from writing coaches and journalists to help students develop the writing and reporting skills they need for success in the world of journalism. This resource integrates trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media. It devotes a chapter to media ethics and gives students practice working through ethical issues. An all-new glossary features many of the newer terms used in journalism. Available with MindTap® Communication, an online, personalized learning experience that enhances learner engagement and improves outcomes while reducing instructor workload.

Carole Rich,

Carole Rich is a retired journalism professor, formerly at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she was the Atwood professor before accepting a full-time position. She also served as chair of the journalism department at Hofstra University in New York for two years, taught journalism at the University of Kansas for 11 years, and worked for 16 years in the newspaper industry. She was a reporter for the former PHILADELPHIA EVENING BULLETIN, city editor of the SUN-SENTINEL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and deputy metropolitan editor of the HARTFORD COURANT in Connecticut. In addition to serving as a visiting writing coach at newspapers throughout the United States, Professor Rich has conducted many writing seminars for journalism organizations, including a group of professional journalists in Spain. She is the author of multiple highly regarded media and reporting textbooks.

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  • Dedicated chapters on web journalism, English grammar and usage, and multicultural sensitivity provide in-depth coverage of key topics such as communicating effectively via the Internet and the mechanics of writing, as well as considerations of personal bias and how it can impact journalistic objectivity.
  • An abbreviated AP style guide at the end of the book serves as a quick reference for common problems and uses, giving students practice with this indispensable reference used widely by professional journalists.
  • Every chapter includes boxed multimedia reporting and writing tips to prepare students for careers that require a combination of skills and integrate print, broadcast and online media. A special opening chapter introduces students to this rapidly changing world of converging media and begins the discussion of the growing problem of plagiarism and fabrication in journalism.
  • Each chapter features new information, examples, and exercises that keep students up to date with the latest issues, trends and techniques in journalism while also giving them hands-on experience putting chapter concepts into practice.
  • Multimedia and Social Media boxes in every chapter help students develop the skills and know-how needed to excel in the increasingly media-rich environment.
  • In addition to an entire chapter devoted to media ethics, every chapter includes highlighted boxes of ethical dilemmas to teach students the importance of critical thinking about ethical issues and to help them explore some of the dilemmas they might face as media professionals.
  • A proven approach to training in the journalism profession, the text's unique coaching method helps students improve their writing and reporting skills through tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists.

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: UNDERSTANDING NEWS.
1. Understanding News.
2. The Basic News Story.
3. Social Media.
Part: II COLLECTING INFORMATION.
4. Sources and Online Research.
5. Interviewing Techniques.
6. Mobile and Multimedia Skills.
Part III: CONSTRUCTING STORIES.
7. Leads and Nut Graphs.
8. Story Organization.
9. Story Forms.
10. Storytelling and Feature Techniques.
11. Broadcast News Writing.
12. Online Journalism.
13. Public Relations Writing.
Part IV: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES.
14. Media Law.
15. Media Ethics.
16. Multicultural Sensitivity.
Part V: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES.
17. Profiles And Obituaries.
18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings.
19. Government and Statistical Stories.
20. Crime and Punishment.
21. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies.
22. Media Jobs and Internships.
Appendix 1: Grammar And Usage.
Appendix 2: Glossary.

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Online Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781305077348
Available electronically via e-mail, this valuable manual contains teaching and exercise tips, handouts, resources, and test questions for exams. The Instructor's Manual is also available electronically on the password-protected section of the Instructor Resource Website.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305077386

Guide to Online Resources for Journalism

ISBN: 9781305077379

Student Workbook for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

ISBN: 9781305577428
The Student Workbook features several exercises in each chapter to reinforce the concepts taught in Writing and Reporting News, Eighth Edition. These include quizzes, exercises designed to give students more opportunities to improve their reporting and writing skills, and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking by asking students to critique news stories and analyze websites. This edition of the workbook also includes practice in using social media skills.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Workbook for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

ISBN: 9781305577428
The Student Workbook features several exercises in each chapter to reinforce the concepts taught in Writing and Reporting News, Eighth Edition. These include quizzes, exercises designed to give students more opportunities to improve their reporting and writing skills, and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking by asking students to critique news stories and analyze websites. This edition of the workbook also includes practice in using social media skills.