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Overview

Packed with bright new images and examples 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 students develop the writing and reporting skills they need to succeed in a changing world of journalism. Delivering solid coverage of the fundamental skills, the text integrates new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media. It devotes an entire chapter to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in each chapter give students practice working through ethical issues before they face them 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 features many of the newer terms used in Journalism. In addition, the book now offers MindTap Communication, a fully online, highly 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.
  • More engaging than ever, each chapter has been fully refreshed with bright new images and examples from recent headlines.
  • The text emphasizes real-world news coverage throughout. For example, Chapter 21: Disasters, Weather and Tragedies teaches students how to carefully report about tragedy as it examines real-life events like the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Sandy Hook School Shooting.
  • To more evenly align with the terminology of the day, all of the Convergence Coach Boxes have been updated to new Multimedia Boxes. In addition, much of the multimedia content has been fully integrated into the chapters, as various media outlets are no longer add-ons, but simply part of the way the news world operates.
  • To enhance student learning and comprehension, the author developed an all-new book glossary. Featuring many of the newer terms now used in Journalism-like “microblogging”-this glossary helps increases your students' industry vocabulary.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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“[WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS is] A really good text for beginning journalism students with enough there for those who want to advance further than the basics. It's particularly helpful at universities, such as mine, that do not have journalism schools and where journalism is one part of a larger communication program.”

“[WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS is] a book rich with theory and real working examples. The examples are strong, useful and relevant to teaching.”

“[WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS is] a good text that stays current with the journalism field. The updates every couple of years reflect ongoing industry trends.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

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.