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News Reporting & Writing 10e


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It's a tumultuous time in journalism as media forms evolve and new models emerge. There are few clear answers, but no one is more prepared than The Missouri Group to tackle these issues head on and to teach students the core, enduring journalism skills they need to succeed — whether they write for the local paper, a professional blog, cable news, or even work in public relations.

About the Author

BRIAN S. BROOKS is associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In addition to coauthoring News Reporting and Writing for Bedford/St. Martin's, he is coauthor of Telling the Story, Fourth Edition (2010), Working with Words, Seventh Edition (2010), and The Art of Editing, Seventh Edition (2001).
GEORGE KENNEDY, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is also a coauthor of Telling the Story, Fourth Edition (2010) and Beyond the Inverted Pyramid (1993), as well as a former managing editor of the Columbia Missourian and a former bureau chief for the Miami Herald.
DARYL R. MOEN is professor of journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and former editor of three daily newspapers. Moen is also coauthor of Telling the Story, Fourth Edition (2010) and Beyond the Inverted Pyramid (1993), and author of Newspaper Layout and Design, Fourth Edition (2000).
DON RANLY is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and was formerly director of the magazine sequence at the school. He too is coauthor of Telling the Story, Fourth Edition (2010) and Beyond the Inverted Pyramid (1993), author of Publication Editing (1999), and editor of Principles of American Journalism (1997). He has also produced "Ranly on Writing" audiocassettes and "Ranly on Grammar" and "Refrigerator Journalism" videocassettes.

Table of Contents

Part One. Journalism and Journalists

1. The Nature of News

2. The Changing Media Landscape

3. The Emerging Journalism

Part Two. Basic Reporting Techniques

4. Interviewing

5. Handling Quotations and Attribution

6. Gathering and Verifying Information

7. Finding the News in News Releases

8. Reporting with Numbers

Part Three. Storytelling

9. The Inverted Pyramid

10. Writing to Be Read

11. Alternatives to the Inverted Pyramid

Part Four. Writing for the Electronic Media

12. Writing for the Web

13. Writing for Radio and Television

Part Five. Reporting on Your Community

14. Covering a Beat

15. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings

16. Other Types of Local Stories

17. Business and Consumer News

Part Six. Beyond Community Reporting

18. Social Science Reporting

19. Investigative Reporting

20. Working in Public Relations

Part Seven. Journalism Principles

21. Media Law

22. Ethics


Product Details

Missouri Group
Bedford/St. Martin's
Kennedy, George
Moen, Daryl R.
Brooks, Brian S.
Ranly, Don
Communication Studies
Edition Description:
Tenth Edition
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9.13 x 8.00 in

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