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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CHECKLIST Writing obituaries Death is news . When death occurs unnaturally —
by fire , murder , accident or war you write news stories , which usually print
alongside other breaking news . But when death occurs naturally — by illness or
With the number of children's deaths relatively low and many families opposed to
the concept , there isn't much of a market for it . Citing a lack of ... Five days before
R.J.'s death , when the family's favorite hospital chaplain , the Rev. Salvatore ...
That may not be true , but it deflects suspicion that carelessness or mistreatment
may have contributed to Homer's death or the deaths of those other two animals .
We did not include information about the previous deaths at the zoo because we
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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.