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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SOUND SUSAN ORLEAN describes an African record store in Paris : Capturing
sounds on the printed page isn't easy . In fact , you'll find some stories ( say , a
profile of a comic who does celebrity impressions ) may be better suited for radio
Government records or official you'll find you can sometimes even eliminate are
most effective when they incorporate documents often play crucial roles in stories
. text - but that's the exception , not the goal . sound bites , music and other audio
Usually , though , they'll return to the newsroom to review the audio they've
recorded , select sound bites , write the script and assemble the finished story .
It's common for reporters to create several different versions of each story .
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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.