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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SIGHT Yes , it's time to retrain your eyeballs to notice the little things : the bald
spot on the back of a man's head ; the tattoos on a woman's hands ; the exit
wound behind the dictator's ear . In the examples at right , notice how vividly the
Then they tied my hands and feet , and , throwing a sheet over my head , twisted
it tightly around my throat , so I could not scream , and thus put me in a bathtub
filled with cold water . They held me under until I gave up every hope and
He shook his head no . He kept moving around in the bed , reaching out his long
arm to her . “ Mom ! Mom ! " The red numbers on the monitor hanging near the
door started to flash . His oxygen level , tracked from the monitor he wore on his ...
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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.