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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You brave the wrath of crooks and cops and bad crowds and mean dogs without
even seeing them . There is no time . ... Which means you must turn in your story
at a set time — otherwise , you cause serious problems for lots of people .
FIGURING THE MEAN AND MEDLAN Suppose you want to find the average IQ ,
or income , or weight of a group of people . There are two ways to calculate that
figure : the mean or the median . CALCULATING PERCENTAGE INCREASES ...
I'm just gonna change what they mean . " ) But here's one trade secret to consider
next time you watch Foley or one of his coaching counterparts with their hands
flying rapid - fire : Much of it means nothing . “ In the course of a game , say there
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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.