Author: Tony Rogers
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Newswriting on Deadline" is filled with real-world newswriting exercises that prepare students for the stories they will cover on the job. Many of the exercises are based on actual events and most are designed to be written on a real deadline - in an hour or less. Each chapter focuses on a particular newspaper beat - police, courts, city hall - and opens with a set of tips for covering that specific beat. This is followed by a series of news writing exercises with a suggested deadline - anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Features Newswriting exercises give student the opportunity to write news stories based on actual events on a real deadline. Tips at the beginning of every chapter provide students with practical information on how to cover a specific newspaper beat. Profiles of real reporters give students a chance to hear from a professional journalist about how they cover their beat and write news stories on a tight deadline. Internet exercises allow students to use the Internet to do their own reporting and news writing. "Beyond the Classroom" feature in every chapter gives students examples of real-world stories they can cover.
Author: Robert B. Huber
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This text introduces readers to the basic types of arguments and how to criticize and engage them, including induction, deduction, and causation. Readers will also encounter how to prepare for argumentative situations and how to conduct themselves within them, including debates, panel discussions, public speeches and informal settings.
Written by two authors with a wide range of experience in international affairs, this introductory text addresses both the commonalities and diversity of administrative practice around the world, including a succinct but thorough overview of PA in the United States. It combines solid conceptual foundations with strong coverage of nuts-and-bolts "how to" topics, such as personnel management, procurement, and budgeting, and covers both developed countries and developing and transitional economies.The book's chapters are organized into four major sections: government functions and organization; management of government activity; interaction between government and citizens; and prospects of administrative reform. Plentiful illustrations and examples throughout the book, and "What to Expect" sections and discussion questions in each chapter, make this an ideal text for any PA course that takes a global perspective.
Author: Katya Cengel
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2012-07-15
Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated players: America's pastime is still alive and well, and is still the heartfelt sport it's always been--in the Minor Leagues. And nowhere is this truer than in Kentucky, whose rich baseball history continues to play out in the four teams profiled in this book. Following these teams through the 2010 season--the triumphs, struggles, and big league hopes and dreams--the book tells the larger story of baseball in America's smaller venues, where the game in its purest form is still valued and warmly embraced. The story begins before the season with.
Author: Melvin Mencher
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release Date: 1998-07
The new sixth edition reflects the rapidly increasing use of computers in journalism, discussing their uses and effects throughout the text. Mencher offers a unique insider's look at an array of media from newspapers, magazines, and photojournalism to advertising, public relations, and broadcasting. His numerous, gritty photographs and vibrant examples highlight the world of journalism in a way no other book does.
Pulling examples straight from recent headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8e uses tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists to help you develop the writing and reporting skills you need to succeed in the changing world of journalism. Full-color photographs and a strong storytelling approach keep you captivated throughout the book. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in each chapter give you practice working through ethical issues before you face them on the job. Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, the Eighth Edition fully integrates multimedia content into the chapters-reflecting the way the news world actually operates. It also includes an all-new book glossary featuring many of the newer terms used in Journalism. Integrating new trends in the convergence of print, broadcast, and online media, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS equips you with the fundamental skills you need for media careers now-and in the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Louis A. Picard
Publisher: Kumarian Pr
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Political Science
* Broad historical narrative of foreign aid, international security and diplomacy * Emphasizes human development rather than economic development Both the successes and the failures of foreign aid have drawn many assumptions into stark focus: the assumption that aid is reaching the bottom end of the socio-economic ladder, that those most capable of forming policy are in the Western academy, that decisions about where aid should go can be separated from culture and history. Picard and Buss suggest that continuing to discuss aid's problems using tired ideas won't work. They take an unconventional approach by placing aid in the context of larger security and foreign policy goals and by extending the history of aid prior to WWII and into the 18th century. Simplifying the complex world of foreign aid with all its diversity and meanings, the book serves as a contemporary introduction to a surprisingly old idea. A Fragile Balanceadopts both policy and normative perspectives, allowing readers to really get around the issues. It reveals the problems that remain and importantly, what can be done to fix the system. This text will serve as an invaluable introduction to undergraduate and graduate students studying foreign policy, security studies and economic development, but will also appeal to practitioners who want a fresh view of the so-called "three Ds" of diplomacy, defense and development.
Author: Tim Gordon
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Reporters and reporting
In your hands is the harvest of fifty years experience in local TV news. Throughout the book, we talk about stories, how to do them and what to avoid. We discuss the new direction of local TV news and the new economics of big media corporations. Together they are creating an undertow sweeping away longer format stories, the public education function local TV news once provided and a lot of risk taking in the stories we cover. What remains is a news landscape dominated by stories that generate ratings, can be turned quickly and provocatively teased. We dedicate this book to our colleagues wherever they are. There's a lot to be learned in common experience. We offer ours here, good and bad. Journalism students interested in the workaday world of TV reporters and photojournalists will find a kind of internship here and more than a few tips for successful class projects. With a sense of humor and journalist's search for the truth, we cast an unflinching eye on our profession. So, if you don't mind getting your hands dirty pulling cable, and can handle a little feedback in your ear, please turn this book over.
Author: Jim Hall
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-12
In 1932, a black man was found hanging on Rattlesnake Mountain in Fauquier County. A mob set fire to his body. Officials identified the remains as Shedrick Thompson, wanted for the abduction and rape of a local white woman. Some claimed Thompson killed himself—the final act of a desperate fugitive. But residents knew better, calling the tragedy a lynching—the last one known in Virginia. Author Jim Hall takes an in-depth look at the events to expose a complex and disturbing chapter in Virginia history.