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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Connie Sexton , The Arizona Republic I'll never forget my reporter father , while
covering a coal mine disaster , talking with women making tissue paper funeral
flowers . Ever since I was a tagalong toddler , he's been inspiring me . Bob Batz
WHAT'S THE WORST PIECE OF JOURNALISTIC ADVICE YOU EVER GOT ?
The inverted pyramid . What a crock . Alex Branch , Fort Worth Star - Telegram “ If
you can't spell , you will never be a reporter , ” said a journalism prof who sent me
Power lines never fall ; they're always downed . Fires always rage ; smoke
always billows . • Rain always fails to dampen the spirits of parade - goers . •
Thunderstorms always travel in bands , as do rioting teenagers . Tornadoes
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ksmyth - LibraryThing
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.