Reporting for the Media

Author: John R. Bender
Publisher:
ISBN: 0195430190
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reporters and reporting

This new Canadian edition is a comprehensive and confidence-boosting introduction to journalism. Helping students develop a solid journalistic skill set, it offers straightforward instruction on the basics - newswriting style, story structure, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches and meetings, common ethical dilemmas, grammar - and practical guidance on more advanced topics such as broadcast writing, Canadian law, and public relations. Lively end-of-chapter exercises encourage hands-on application of new skills. Checklists recapping main points, boxed features that highlight specific topics, as well as suggested readings and useful websites support student learning. Accessible and engaging, the new Canadian edition of Reporting for the Media is an indispensable guide for journalists in training.

Writing and Reporting for the Media

Author: Associate Professor of Journalism John R Bender
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019020088X
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Now in its eleventh edition, Writing and Reporting for the Media continues to be a top resource for journalism courses. A fundamental introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text focuses on the basics of reporting, including critical thinking, thorough reporting, excellent writing and creative visual communication skills for stories across all media. NEW TO THIS EDITION · The book's updated title, Writing and Reporting for the Media, reflects the expanded breadth of journalism to include text, audio, photos, video and design for all media · Innovative collaborations of journalism and digital media are covered in Chapter 13, Digital Media: Online, Mobile and Social Media, which includes instruction on how digital journalism differs from print and how to combine multiple elements for a digital package · The complementary relationship of visuals and reporting is demonstrated in Chapter 14, Visual Journalism, which covers basic skills for shooting still and video images and recording audio · A newly revised Chapter 4, The Language of News, includes guidance on usage and grammar for the news media · In full-color for the first time, the text's updated visuals now represent all media, including television, the Internet and mobile media · A fully updated and expanded AP Style Guide is available to package with the text or purchase as a separate supplement

Convergence Journalism

Author: Janet Kolodzy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742575318
Release Date: 2006-06-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For at least a decade, media prognosticators have been declaring the death of radio, daily newspapers, journalistic ethics, and even journalism itself. But in Convergence Journalism_an introductory text on how to think, report, write, and present news across platforms_Janet Kolodzy predicts that the new century will be an era of change and choice in journalism. Journalism of the future will involve all sorts of media: old and new, niche and mass, personal and global. This text will prepare journalism students for the future of news reporting.

All the News

Author: Thom Lieb
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0131345052
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This newswriting book is the first of its kind as it aims to teach readers how to work in a convergent newsroom where they are required to report in print, online, radio and television formats. Readers will learn about ethics, being a responsible journalist and how to cover an increasingly diverse population–all while mastering the mechanics of communicating through different media.

Writing and Reporting News A Coaching Method

Author: Carole Rich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305537842
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Reporting Disasters

Author: Suzanne Franks
Publisher: Hurst Publishers
ISBN: 9781849042888
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Genre: Political Science

The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The contemporary international configuration of aid, media pressure, and official policy is still directly affected and sometimes distorted by what was––as this narrative shows––also an inaccurate and misleading story. In popular memory, the reporting of the Ethiopian famine and the resulting humanitarian intervention were a great success. Yet alternative interpretations give a radically different picture of misleading journalism and an aid effort which did more harm than good. Using privileged access to BBC and Government archives, Reporting Disasters examines and reveals the internal factors which drove BBC news and offers a rare case study of how the media can affect public opinion and policymaking. It constructs the process that accounts for the immensity of the news event, following the response at the heart of government to the pressure of public opinion. And it shows that, while the reporting and the altruistic festival that it produced triggered remarkable and identifiable changes, the ongoing impact was not what the conventional account claims it to have been.

Broadcast News Writing Reporting and Producing

Author: Frank Barnas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136025051
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Jargon buster: convergent journalism: ?Media convergence is the most significant development in the news industry in the last century. The ability to interchange text, audio, and visual communication over the Internet has fundamentally transformed the way news organizations operate. Convergence has enabled media companies to gather, disseminate, and share information over a variety of platforms. Throughout the history of journalism, it has been common for journalists to study one medium, such as traditional print or broadcast, and to anticipate a career working only in their chosen field. However, the 21st century journalist has fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. (source: http://www.convergencejournalism.com/) Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist ? in today's world of convergent journalism, it is more important than ever that broadcast textbooks cover the most current trends in media. Convergent journalism (the coverage of news across multiple delivery platforms such as the internet, television, podcasts, ipods, blogs, etc) is here to stay ? broadcast journalism continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to write, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Just one crucial fact remains: students will need training on how to perform successfully in a world in which current events aren't just shown on the ten o'clock evening news. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing will be completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition will be rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and will be divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. Sidebars featuring how examples used in the text relate to convergence in journalism help students to draw connections easily between current stories and trends in the industry. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism. This newest edition is being completely overhauled by the experienced journalist Frank Barnas. New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries.

Writing and Reporting for the Media

Author: John R. Bender
Publisher:
ISBN: 0190200936
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Reporters and reporting

Now in its eleventh edition, Writing and Reporting for the Media continues to be a top resource for journalism courses. A fundamental introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text focuses on the basics of reporting, including critical thinking, thorough reporting, excellentwriting and creative visual communication skills for stories across all media.

MediaWriting

Author: W. Richard Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136514029
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

MediaWriting is an introductory, hands-on textbook for students preparing to write in the current multimedia environment. Rather than just talk about the differences among the styles of print, broadcast, and public relations, MediaWriting sythensizes and integrates them, while weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and social media reporting. Complete with real-world examples, practical writing exercises, and tips and information for entering into the profession, MediaWriting continues to give students the tools they need to become a successful media writer. The new edition has been extensively rewritten to reflect the dynamic nature of the profession, paying significant attention to how the Internet and social media have become essential communication tools for print and broadcast journalists, and public relations professionals. Further updates and features include: Increased attention to computer-assisted reporting, the preparation of online copy, and social media applications Two new chapters on lead writing and new new media A separate chapter focused solely on ethics Explanatory "how to" boxes that help students understand and retain main themes Illustrative "It Happened to Me" vignettes from the authors’ professional experiences Discussion questions and exercises at the end of every chapter Suggested readings that highlight biographies, books, and websites that expand the scope and definition of professionalism In addition to new multimedia elements, the fourth edition’s companion website features enhanced resources for both students and instructors, including chapter overviews, writing tips, a test bank, sample critiques, and a sample syllabus.

Europe in the Media

Author: Deirdre Kevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135704995
Release Date: 2003-09-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Europe in the Media draws together the results of several research projects that examined media coverage of European political and cultural affairs and media representations of Europe. The book attempts to outline some of the important debates regarding European integration and to describe the media landscape in which these debates are informed, reflected, and facilitated. The research presented sought to answer several questions, namely the role of the media in the democratic process at the European level and the extent to which the media contributes to and reflects the process of European integration. The book provides a wide scope of comparative analysis, allowing for an extremely interesting overview of the way that national media systems in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom approach the issue of European integration. Based on the news output of over 50 media outlets in eight countries, this book contains the original data gathered by experts during two 1-week monitoring periods, as well as data that was collected and coded by experts with reference to the programming of more than 12 major broadcasters in six countries. This volume addresses debates and analysis from the fields of political science in relation to the process of European integration, EU policymaking and public participation and opinion-formation. It also outlines relevant media theory regarding the relationships between the media and democracy, and the media and identity formation. In this way, the book provides a valuable link between these two separate fields of investigation in an area that is of increasing interest to academics, students, politicians, and journalists.

Writing and Reporting the News

Author: Jerry Lanson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019530666X
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A comprehensive and accessible introductory text for journalism students. Lanson and Stephens provide thorough instruction on writing and reporting, examples of good and bad writing and extensive opportunities to apply their advice through practical exercises. Based on the authors' careers as journalists and journalism professors--and on the experience of dozens of other reporters--this textbook/workbook gives students a clear, logical introduction to the craft of journalism. The book has three goals: to teach clear, concise and accurate writing; to teach students how to find reliable information about newsworthy events and issues and how to set this information within an understandable and meaningful context; to explain the workings of print, online and broadcast newsrooms and how the gathering and delivery of news are changing in today's increasingly digital and cross-media age.--From publisher description.

Informing the News

Author: Thomas E. Patterson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780345806611
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.” Today’s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute infotainment for real news. Even when they get the facts rights, they often misjudge the context in which they belong. Information is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. Public opinion and debate suffer when citizens are misinformed about current affairs, as is increasingly the case. Though the failures of today’s communication system cannot be blamed solely on the news media, they are part of the problem, and the best hope for something better. Patterson proposes “knowledge-based journalism” as a corrective. Unless journalists are more deeply informed about the subjects they cover, they will continue to misinterpret them and to be vulnerable to manipulation by their sources. In this book, derived from a multi-year initiative of the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation, Patterson calls for nothing less than a major overhaul of journalism practice and education. The book speaks not only to journalists but to all who are concerned about the integrity of the information on which America’s democracy depends.

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Author: Vincent F. Filak
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506344751
Release Date: 2017-11-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers. Key Features: An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories. “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.