Melvin Mencher s News Reporting and Writing

Author: Melvin Mencher
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: STANFORD:36105213571701
Release Date: 2010-02-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underlie the practice of journalism. The changing nature of electronic media today may make this a scary time for journalism students, but it also presents an opportunity for young journalists to shape the direction of new media.

News Reporting and Writing

Author: Melvin Mencher
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0072300116
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Journalism

NWR Nine is the 25th Anniversary Edition of this classic text. Teaching by example, with vivid writing, Mr. Mencher teaches students the fundamentals of reporting and writing news.

Workbook for News Reporting and Writing

Author: Melvin Mencher
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0697289036
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Journalism

NWR Nine is the 25th Anniversary Edition of this classic text. Teaching by example, with vivid writing, Mr. Mencher teaches students the fundamentals of reporting and writing news.

Teaching Mass Communication

Author: Michael D. Murray
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275941566
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Education

This unique volume brings together original essays by well-known mass communication experts--master teachers--who provide practical information on teaching the communication and journalism courses in which they specialize. Its contributors include eminent specialists such as Maurine H. Beasley, who offers advice to teachers of media history; Dan Nimmo (political communication); Roy L. Moore (media law); Jay Black (media ethics); and John De Mott (media management). Chapter authors suggest course outlines, teaching strategies, and methods of testing, and provide reviews of current texts and supplementary materials such as films and other audio-visual aids.

The Canadian Writer s Market 19th Edition

Author: Heidi Waechtler
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771046230
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Reference

The essential guide for freelance writers, now completely updated and revised. The Canadian Writer's Market is the authority on who publishes what and how best to bring your work to their attention. It offers practical advice on everything from manuscript preparation to copyright law, from information on pay rates to writers' workshops. This useful guide also includes comprehensive and up-to-date listings for: consumer magazines; literary and scholarly journals; trade, business, and professional publications; daily newspapers; book publishers; literary agents; awards, competitions, and grants; writers' organizations and support agencies; writers' workshops, courses, and retreats. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting It Wrong

Author: W. Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520965119
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: History

Many of American journalism’s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong, writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and dismantles prominent media-driven myths, describing how they can feed stereotypes, distort understanding about the news media, and deflect blame from policymakers. Campbell debunks the notions that the Washington Post’s Watergate reporting brought down Richard M. Nixon’s corrupt presidency, that Walter Cronkite’s characterization of the Vietnam War in 1968 shifted public opinion against the conflict, and that William Randolph Hearst vowed to “furnish the war” against Spain in 1898. This expanded second edition includes a new preface and new chapters about the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960, the haunting Napalm Girl photograph of the Vietnam War, and bogus quotations driven by the Internet and social media.

Practical Journalism

Author: Helen Sissons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446234532
Release Date: 2006-10-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the beginner to the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age. The book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work - selecting stories, carrying out interviews and writing scripts. There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online. Media law and ethics are also included. Most journalists believe they work ethically although few have set rules and others admit to being pressured to behave underhandedly. This book looks at how journalists can work more ethically and provides a guide for beginners. The book is easy to read. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.

Becoming the News

Author: Ruth Palmer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231544764
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important component of journalism. While much has been written about how journalists work and gather stories, what do we discover about the practice of journalism and attitudes about the media by focusing on the experiences of the subjects themselves? In Becoming the News, Ruth Palmer argues that understanding the motivations and experiences of those who have been featured in news stories—voluntarily or not—sheds new light on the practice of journalism and the importance many continue to place on the role of the mainstream media. Based on dozens of interviews with news subjects, Becoming the News studies how ordinary people make sense of their experience as media subjects. Palmer charts the arc of the experience of “making” the news, from the events that brought an ordinary person to journalists’ attention through the decision to cooperate with reporters, interactions with journalists, and reactions to the news coverage and its aftermath. She explores what motivates someone to talk to the press; whether they consider the potential risks; the power dynamics between a journalist and their subject; their expectations about the motivations of journalists; and the influence of social media on their decisions and reception. Pointing to the ways traditional news organizations both continue to hold on to and are losing their authority, Becoming the News has important implications for how we think about the production and consumption of news at a time when Americans distrust the news media more than ever.

Sports Journalism

Author: Kathryn T. Stofer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442200839
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sports Journalism introduces students to sports reporting careers and to the writing style sports writers and media relations professionals use. The book stresses the importance of basic writing fundamentals and high ethical standards, essential values for sports journalists. Introductory chapters acquaint readers with issues and challenges in an industry in transition: changing technology, multimedia capability, citizen journalists and bloggers, shrinking news holes, and the deadline-dictated lifestyle of sports journalists. Skills chapters elaborate on news values and the conventions of journalism as they apply to sports writing. From leads to nut grafs, inverted pyramid to Model T, simple sentences to headlines, interviewing to using quotations, Sports Journalism focuses on the basics. The book expands the writer's experience into building relationships with sources and media contacts, using numbers and statistics, practicing AP style, and abiding by legal and ethical standards. An easily accessible format uses checklists, illustrations, and anecdotes to show story organization, news release format, news conference protocol, and media guide content. Chapters include suggested exercises and activities.

News and Sexuality

Author: Laura Castañeda
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412909990
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.

Just the Facts

Author: David T.Z. Mindich
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814756140
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: History

In Critical Race Feminism, Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Regina Austin, Patricia Williams, Emma Coleman Jordan (Anita Hill's lawyer) and over three dozen other women seek to ensure that their perspectives on race, power, law, and politics in America will never again be distorted or ignored. Revealing how the historical experiences and contemporary realities of women of color are profoundly influenced by a legacy of racism and sexism that is neither linear nor logical, the book offers a panoramic perspective on American women's lives, illustrating how women of color derive strength from oppression. Both a forceful statement and a platform, the volume addresses an ambitious range of subjects from life in the workplace, motherhood, and parenting to sexual harassment, the O.J. Simpson trial, and criminal justice. Extending beyond national borders, it also takes on such global issues as female genital mutilation with sensitivity and eloquence. In a foreword that discusses relations between black women and men in the wake of the Million Man March, Derrick Bell argues that there is a singular focus, and thus a unique power, in Critical Race Feminism that makes this anthology relevant for women and men of all colors.

Newspapers

Author: Mike Farrell
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 082048153X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In a time of uncertainty and change in the newspaper industry, this book provides a concise and thorough overview of the field, looking back at newspapers’ history, and forward to their future – and insisting there will be one. The authors, former journalists who now teach the subject, review the practices of the profession – from defining news to examining who owns newspapers, from newspaper readership to the new media environment. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive text is well suited for a range of courses on newspapers.