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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NOW WHAT ? 1 Do research . Spend time in the newsroom library Meet people .
Get out of the newsroom . Hit the 4 reading what's been written about the people
and bricks . Walk the buildings on your beat and introagencies on your beat .
What's visible to the public is what goes on at meetings . Which is why covering
meetings is so important . Private , nongovernmental organizations hold
meetings , rallies and conventions , too , and those provide useful material for
Bounce ideas off your newsroom colleagues . Find out what's run and what hasn't
. Even if your idea isn't original , it may still have potential . How long ago did
previous stories run ? It may be time for an update . How was the idea handled
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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.