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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Finding and using sources They provide the raw material that reporters turn into
stories . Without them , there's no news . To write a story , you gather information .
And the success of your story depends on the quality of your information . As the
Ideally , all information given to you by anonymous sources can be verified by
other reputable , named sources — thus eliminating any ... What if the source is
simply using you to spread misinformation or take revenge on a political
In 2005 , Mark Felt ended a 30 - year mystery by revealing he was “ Deep Throat
” : the unnamed source who helped Bob Woodward , Carl ... Should news
organizations publish accusations by unnamed sources or forbid the practice
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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.