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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Keep your focus tight , especially when explaining complex material . Parcel out
your information in short , paragraph - sized chunks . Think about hitting the
return key every time you type a period . Add transitions . To keep your story
Keep things simple . Write with the voice of a teacher , not the voice of a
bureaucrat . Never assume your readers are as savvy as you are ( or that they've
studied your previous stories ) . DON'T get too cozy with sources . Be careful
Look for patterns , connections between ( PIO ) will keep you abreast of breaking
news , but other crimes . Monitor crime statistics so you'll recognize when sources
may provide better scoops and story ideas . incidents — bike thefts , dog ...
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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.