Inside Reporting: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Journalism
This text does for reporting what Tim Harrower's The Newspaper Designer's Handbook has previously done for design: make it fun and accessible to newcomers. Harrower is an award-winning editor, designer and columnist who has previously taught at Portland State University and currently conducts journalism workshops. Inside Reporting emphasizes the basics but also provides a wealth of information on online reporting and packaging stories in more visual, interactive ways. It also includes more useful information on feature writing--from stories to reviews and column-writing--than any other text in the field.
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Journalism had become big business . Reporting was becoming a disciplined
craft . And newspapers were becoming more entertaining and essential than ever
, with most of the features we expect today : Snappy headlines . Ads . Comics .
Yet if we wrote about every accident and disaster , the news would become an
endless torrent of destruction and horror . Critics often accuse the media of
sensationalizing tragedy ( if it bleeds , it leads , cynics say ) , but most editors
As a paraphrase : Stories stripped of all opinion often become too lifeless , said
Geneva Overholser , a journalism professor at the University of Missouri .
According to Overholser , by keeping personal opinions out of their stories ,
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As a journalism adviser, I found this to be an incredibly valuable resource. Harrower presents bite-sized bits of usable information to beginning and experienced reporters in high school and college ... Read full review
A thorough and interesting textbook, but the page layouts are annoyingly busy and complex, distracting from an otherwise easy-to-read source of information.