Higher Education

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 7th Edition

  • Carole Rich
  • ISBN-10: 1111344442  |  ISBN-13: 9781111344443
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
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About

Overview

WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD prepares students for the changing world of journalism by integrating new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media while teaching fundamental skills. With new information about social media, mobile media, blogs, and new skills students will need for careers in emerging media, the seventh edition features practical tips and techniques from writing coaches and award-winning journalists. Real-life stories of working journalists and built-in instructional material make the text accessible and interesting, enabling students to easily learn effective writing and reporting techniques for media careers now and in the future.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter features new information, examples, and exercises to keep students abreast of the most recent trends and techniques in journalism and help them develop the skills needed for success in this highly dynamic industry.
  • Revised Ethics boxes and new Convergence Coach boxes in every chapter provide special emphasis to help students prepare for professional success by developing the skills and judgment needed to excel in a modern media environment.
  • Revised Web Journalism/Broadcasting and Reporting/Writing chapters include updated information and extensive new material to better reflect the current media environment and engage students with interesting, highly relevant examples.
  • Award-winning multimedia program NewsScene features 11 online interactive news assignments based on realistic news events and using extensive source material, including videotaped interviews, telephone messages, official documents, and database information, to help students sharpen their writing skills for print, broadcast and online media. Two newly created assignments are presented in this revised version. NewsScene can be included in the Printed Access Card or Instant Access Code bundle.
  • The student workbook is available as a print or digital product. The digital version is incorporated into the CourseMate at no extra charge, and exercises have been revised to coordinate with the revisions in the textbook.
  • The text's unique coaching method, a proven approach to training in the journalism profession, helps students improve their writing and reporting skills through tips and techniques from writing coaches and award-winning journalists.
  • In addition to a complete chapter on media ethics, every chapter includes highlighted boxes of ethical dilemmas to teach students the importance of critical thinking about ethical issues and to explore some of the dilemmas they might face as media professionals.
  • 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, introducing students to this indispensable guide 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.

Table of Contents

1. Changing Concepts of News.
2. The Basic News Story.
3. Convergent and Mobile Media.
4. Social Media.
5. Sources and Online Research.
6. Interviewing Techniques.
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.
14. Media Law.
15. Media Ethics.
16. Multicultural Sensitivity.
17. Profiles and Obituaries.
18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings.
19. Government and Statistical Stories.
20. Crime and Punishment.
22. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies.
24. Media Jobs and Internships.

What's New

  • A Social Media chapter (Ch. 4) contains material from the old Blog chapter in the 6th edition, and adds all new material about how to understand and write for social networks.
  • Social Media boxes have been specially written for every chapter along with revised Convergence Coach and Ethics boxes.
  • A completely revised Convergence chapter (Ch. 3) now includes mobile media.
  • A new full-color design features color photographs throughout the book for an engaging and enhanced learning experience.
  • Exercises have been added to focus on social media skills.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Mass Communication CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133302696  | ISBN-13: 9781133302698

List Price = $222.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method
    List Price = $209.95  | CengageBrain Price = $209.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
  • CourseMate with News Scene, Student eWorkbook, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.00


Bundle: Text + Student Workbook

ISBN-10:  1133302688  | ISBN-13:  9781133302681

List Price = $222.95  | CengageBrain Price = $222.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method
    List Price = $209.95  | CengageBrain Price = $209.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
  • Student Workbook
    List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25


Printed Text + CourseMate with News Scene, Student eWorkbook, InfoTrac® Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305592638 | ISBN-13:  9781305592636

List Price = $222.95  | CengageBrain Price = $222.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method
    List Price = $209.95  | CengageBrain Price = $209.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $157.50
  • CourseMate with News Scene, Student eWorkbook, InfoTrac® Instant Access
    List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111826315 | ISBN-13: 9781111826314)

The NewsScene Instructor's Manual includes class discussion items, transcripts, and more related to each assignment.

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111834695 | ISBN-13: 9781111834692)

This helpful Instructor's Manual contains chapter-specific goals and teaching suggestions, as well as assistance and answers to the textbook exercises and the workbook exercises. The Manual also includes examples of original stories.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0840029381 | ISBN-13: 9780840029386)

The Student Workbook features several exercises in each chapter to reinforce the concepts taught in Writing and Reporting News, Seventh 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.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25

Online Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133114997 | ISBN-13: 9781133114994)

CourseMate with News Scene, Student eWorkbook, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113304607X | ISBN-13: 9781133046073)

Cengage Learning's Mass Communication CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools including the student workbook and the ONLINE GUIDE TO JOURNALISM that support the printed textbook. Also included in this package is the award-winning multimedia program NewsScene. NewsScene features 11 online interactive news assignments based on realistic news events and using extensive source material, including videotaped interviews, telephone messages, official documents, and database information, to help students sharpen their writing skills for print, broadcast and online media. Two newly created assignments are presented in this revised version.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

eWorkbook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133935516 | ISBN-13: 9781133935513)

List Price = $40.00  | CengageBrain Price = $40.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00

Student Supplements

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0840029381 | ISBN-13: 9780840029386)

The Student Workbook features several exercises in each chapter to reinforce the concepts taught in Writing and Reporting News, Seventh 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.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.25

CourseMate with News Scene, Student eWorkbook, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113304607X | ISBN-13: 9781133046073)

Cengage Learning's Mass Communication CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools including the student workbook and the ONLINE GUIDE TO JOURNALISM that support the printed textbook. Also included in this package is the award-winning multimedia program NewsScene. NewsScene features 11 online interactive news assignments based on realistic news events and using extensive source material, including videotaped interviews, telephone messages, official documents, and database information, to help students sharpen their writing skills for print, broadcast and online media. Two newly created assignments are presented in this revised version.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

eWorkbook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133935516 | ISBN-13: 9781133935513)

List Price = $40.00  | CengageBrain Price = $40.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371615 | ISBN-13: 9781285371610)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your mass communication course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128537049X | ISBN-13: 9781285370491)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your mass communication course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285786831 | ISBN-13: 9781285786834)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.