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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Taking notes What's the best way to record the facts and quotes you gather for a
story ? ... chaotic mess , which is why every good reporter needs a system for
recording data quickly and organizing it smartly - a system that guarantees that
So You keep a permanent record Some of your scribblings will you might as well
get good at it , to avoid of what you heard and saw . later seem illegible to you .
being caught unprepared . Taping interviews is the best way to ensure accuracy
Over the years , reporters have adopted the following conventions for conducting
sensitive interviews : QUOTED 77 “ If you want something to remain off the record
, don't say it . " Anita Creamer , lifestyle columnist " If you're really going to do ...
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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.