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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But at a big daily , one reporter might cover only asked me , " Doesn't county
courts while another covers federal courts ; one might work the this become dull ?
" “ night cops ” beat while another focuses on gang violence . At some
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At larger stations , news directors supervise a small team of reporters who cover
the area's most newsworthy stories . In a typical day , a reporter might cover from
one to five different stories — some by phone , others in the field . Formal beats ...
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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.