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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And when they tell you newspapers are a business , believe them . Ken Fuson ,
The Des Moines Register Take ... Focus too much on finding them during
reporting and you'll miss more telling details . Good quotes are rare . You can tell
There's an ancient adage that editors and reporters love to quote over and over :
Show , don't tell . Suppose you're covering a dorm fire . You talk to the fire chief ,
the cop , the students . They tell you about the blaze , the building , the damage ...
David Lyman , Detroit Free Press A question that's saved a few interviews : " Tell
me something about yourself ( or that situation , or that time in your life ) that no
one knows / Tell me something about yourself that would surprise everyone ,
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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.