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Melvin Mencher's news reporting and writing

Author: Melvin Mencher
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Teaching by example through writing, the author shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing news.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Mencher
ISBN: 0072981059 9780072981056
OCLC Number: 57414810
Description: xxi, 618 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 2 CD-ROMs (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows, IBM or 100% compatible, Pentium processor, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/NT 4.0 SP 6, 800x600 resolution, Internet Browser; Macintosh, Power PC or Higher Processor, MAC OS 9.2 or OS X with Classic 9, Internet Browser.
Contents: 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
Other Titles: News reporting and writing
Responsibility: Melvin Mencher.
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