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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ke Covering crime Monitoring criminal incidents and public safety issues . Crime
news both attracts and repels readers . Murders , assaults , thefts , scams —
these have real impact and reader appeal , especially when they hit close to your
CHECKLIST ADVICE ON COVERING THE CRIME BEAT MORE EFFECTIVELY
Get to know everyone on your beat : cops , coroners ... Look for patterns ,
connections between ( PIO ) will keep you abreast of breaking news , but other
As you begin gathering reliable statistics and insightful to their colleagues '
layoffs . quotes , you'll also get a better sense of which human sources you
should contact , including : c ) Best sources for the campus crime story : • Forest
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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.