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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You can't just pull material from your memory , or quote your friends , or make
pronouncements about the way things ought to be . You must be factual — which
means ... That's the only thing that matters in journalism . The fundamental
Never mention Playboy until you're sure they've seen this thing first , ” he said . “
Then , when you see them notice it , that's the time to strike . They'll go belly up
every time . This thing is magic , I tell you . Pure magic . " Well ... maybe so .
This last line is pretty lame . I usually put some quirky saying or words to live by
that the deceased was known to say . But I couldn't pump that sort of thing out of
her relatives and friends . Including what the parents did for a living helps ...
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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.