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Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

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More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underline the practice of journalism. The new edition features current developments in all areas of reporting, discusses the use of stark photos, provides dozens of new Internet sources and demonstrates how journalists use them. Also included in the eleventh edition are guides for campaign and election coverage, reporting tips from Pulitzer Prize winners, and an examination of recent libel cases.
Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing
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More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's "News Reporting and Writing." This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underlie the practice of journalism. The changing nature of electronic media today may make this a scary time for journalism students, but it also presents an opportunity for young journalists to shape the direction of new media.
Melvin Mencher is the author of News Writing and Reporting, the text that set the standard for the field, now in its Eleventh Edition. He has extensive experience in the newsroom and has written numerous articles, as well as a publication from the Poynter Institute, "The Sayings of Chairman Mel."
Part I. The Reporter At Work 1. On the Job Part II. The Basics 2. Components of the Story Part III. Writing the Story 3. What Is News? 4. The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade 5. The Lead 6. Story Structure 7. The Writer's Art 8. Features, Long Stories and Series 9. Broadcast Newswriting 10. Writing News Releases Part IV. Reporting Principles 11. Digging for Information 12. Making Sound Observations 13. Building and Using Background 14. Finding, Cultivating and Using Sources 15. Interviewing Principles and Practices 16. Speeches, Meetings and News Conferences 17. Hunches, Feelings and Stereotypes Part V. From Accidents to Education 18. Accidents and Disasters 19. Obituaries 20. The Police Beat 21. The Courts 22. Sports 23. Business Reporting 24. Local Government and Education Part VI. Laws, Taste and Taboos, Codes and Ethics 25. Reporters and the Law 26. Taste--Defining the Appropriate 27. The Morality of Journalism Stylebook Glossary Index
Author
Melvin Mencher
Publisher
Mcgraw-hill Education - Europe
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0073511994
ISBN-13
9780073511993
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Edition
12th
Media
Book
Imprint
McGraw Hill Higher Education
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United States
DEWEY
070.43
Illustrations
Illustrations, ports.
Short Title
MELVIN MENCHERS NEWS REPOR-12E
Pages
640
Publication Date
2010-04-01
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