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MindTap Mass Communication for Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method 8th Edition

Carole Rich

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MindTap™ Communication for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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.
  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, NewsScene and other multimedia, and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
Part I: UNDERSTANDING NEWS.
Getting Started (engagement activity).
1. Understanding News.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
2. The Basic News Story.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
3. Social Media.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
Part: II COLLECTING INFORMATION.
Getting Started (engagement activity).
4. Sources and Online Research.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
5. Interviewing Techniques.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
6. Mobile and Multimedia Skills.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
Part III: CONSTRUCTING STORIES.
Getting Started (engagement activity).
7. Leads and Nut Graphs.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
8. Story Organization.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
9. Story Forms.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
10. Storytelling and Feature Techniques.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities).Chapter Quiz (autograded).
11. Broadcast News Writing.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
12. Online Journalism.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
13. Public Relations Writing.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
Part IV: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA ISSUES.
Getting Started (engagement activity).
14. Media Law.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
15. Media Ethics.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
16. Multicultural Sensitivity.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
Part V: APPLYING THE TECHNIQUES.
Getting Started.
17. Profiles And Obituaries.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
19. Government and Statistical Stories.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
20. Crime and Punishment.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
21. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
22. Media Jobs and Internships.
Learning Objectives. Chapter Reading (includes activities). Chapter Quiz (autograded).
NEWSSCENE ASSIGNMENTS (interactive news story simulations. Includes in-line media, images, and an opportunity to submit a writing assignment).
Bank Robbery.
City Council Meeting.
Trial Day One.
Trial Day Two.
Trial Day Three.
Tornado.
Big Fire.
Basketball Scandal.
An Extended Profile.
Music Download Lawsuit.
Building Lockdown.
Sports Story.
Theater Feature.
GRAMMAR AND USAGE.
Appendix: Grammar and Usage.
Grammar Quizzes (autograded).
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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.