How to Succeed in Newspaper Journalism

Author: David Stephenson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749425142

Category: Journalism

Page: 143

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Essential reading for anyone with ambitions to break into one of the most competitive sectors in today's job market. Written by a working journalist with long experience in the national press, the book provides all the industry knowledge and expert advice and would-be journalists will need to enter the field. Reinforced by exercises to enable readers to test their skills and writing ability against the expert, the coverage includes everything from news reporting and writing general and specialist features, to leaders, personal columns and even photojournalism. With valuable tips throughout, sound advice on structuring a story and taking the right angle-plus a look at the overall market for newspapers and available training-this is the book of first resort for students or journalism, media studies and related courses, as well as their career advisors and tutors.
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Knightfall

Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk

Author: Davis Merritt

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814428672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 5066

With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.
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Advanced Reporting

Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

Author: Miles Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135929092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding. This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.
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It Takes More Than Good Looks

To Succeed at Television News Reporting

Author: Wayne Freedman

Publisher: Wayne Freedman

ISBN: 9780984312535

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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A guidebook for television news reporters seeking better jobs, and for students who aspire to the business. It is also a fascinating, entertaining read for anyone who wonders what news professionals really do in the field. Wayne Freedman has reported at the network and local levels for more than three decades. He has received 51 Emmy awards, all while living in San Francisco. Readers of IT TAKES MORE THAN GOOD LOOKS see what he sees, struggle as he struggles, and learn as he solves problems. "We learn through experience, so I tried to make the book a mind meld," said Freedman, who wrote in anecdotal form while drawing lessons from his rich and fascinating career. The book is an instructional memoir. "People remember details when they relate to a story. The formula works in news reporting and also teaching," says Freedman. "This is not a book for fact crammers. It's about learning to tell any kind of news story in a narrative style. Stories that stick."
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Innovators in Digital News

Author: Lucy Küng

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857739964

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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News organisations are struggling with technology transitions and fearful for their future. Yet some organisations are succeeding. Why are organisations such as Vice and BuzzFeed investing in journalism and why are pedigree journalists joining them? Why are news organisations making journalists redundant but recruiting technologists? Why does everyone seem to be embracing native advertising? Why are some news organisations more innovative than others? Drawing on extensive first-hand research this book explains how different international media organisations approach digital news and pinpoints the common organisational factors that help build their success.
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The Elements of Online Journalism

Author: Rey G. Rosales

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595397085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 54

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Citizen journalism, blogging, community and user activity are today's buzzwords in the online news business. Publishers and editors see the potential windfall that the web can offer and are now investing heavily into this venture. With today's newspaper circulation, readership, and profit slipping, media outfits have no choice but to embrace a new reality: the Web is now the most powerful medium. This means a unique brand of journalism is needed to cater to the demands of the new generation of media consumers. This new brand is called multimedia journalism. How do we execute multimedia journalism online? What type of things do we have to do in order for our news site to succeed? What are the tools needed to be able to execute multimedia journalism, effectively? This book guides the reader as to how to create innovative multimedia reports and presentations. It explains the nature of today's media consumer and talks about ways to gain new users as well as sustain a high rate of return visits. The book also talks about other important factors of online journalism such as audience, design, promotion, ethics, job prospects, and future directions for online news.
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A Journalist's Guide to the Internet

Author: Christopher Callahan,Leslie-Jean Thornton

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205565955

Category: Computers

Page: 134

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Just about everyone knows how to surf the information superhighway these days. But very few people who rely on the Internet for the most current news know how to maximize their surfing time in the most efficient and informative way. This practical, hands-on book offers readers the tools to think about the Internet from a journalistic perspective and provides tactics that may help both the budding and the experienced journalist meet the tightest of deadlines. Readers will find an up-close look at the different elements of the Internet and how they can be used as tools. Electronic mail, mailing lists, newsgroups, and the World Wide Web issues are thoroughly covered. This book describes not only how to find information on the Internet but also how to evaluate the credibility and newsworthiness of the information retrieved. Broadcasters, journalists of print and television media, investigative reporters, public affairs reporters, and anyone interested in utilizing the Internet for news.
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Sports Journalism

The Inside Track

Author: James Toney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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'I always turn to the sport section first. The sport section record people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.' - Earl Warren. Sports journalism, once dismissed as the 'toyshop' editorial department, has grown in importance as sport has become bigger and bigger business, generating billions in revenue to those who own teams, franchises, tournaments and organisations. Millions consume their newspapers from back to front and the audience for Britain's only 24 sports news channel more than eclipses news rivals. This book gives aspiring journalists and those reporters looking to move into sports journalism an inside track on what is needed to succeed in one of the most competitive media markets. Sports journalism is changing - the proliferation of dedicated TV channels, websites, radio stations, niche publications and, of course, newspapers offers a world of opportunity, but has also led to a change in the nature of the job. Drawing on the personal experiences of established and recently qualified reporters, it covers the whole range of skills required by sports journalists from traditional match reporting, news gathering, feature writing and colour copy to the modern demands such as providing a live blog, snaps for a website and updating a Twitter feed even before you getting around writing your story. You might be juggling the demands of a website that craves immediate SEO-friendly content with the requirements of a newspaper - which will still want the latest and freshest take on the story with a witty, punchy and original intro. Sport Journalism is an essential practical guide to sports journalism, focusing on the traditional key skills still required for success as a reporter but illustrating the increasing importance placed on multimedia, as print, online and broadcast journalism converge.
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Newspaper Journalism

A Practical Introduction

Author: Susan Pape,Sue Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761943297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This practical introduction to journalism covers all the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good newspaper journalism and provides students with a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises.
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Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method

Author: Carole Rich

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130553784X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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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.
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How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines

Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780768910797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 8298

Explains how to write newsworthy and interesting articles, how to do research, journalistic techniques, interviewing strategies, and common grammar, usage, and spelling errors.
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Never in My Wildest Dreams

A Black Woman's Life in Journalism

Author: Belva Davis,Vicki Haddock

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609944690

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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As the first black female television journalist in the western United States, Belva Davis overcame the obstacles of racism and sexism, and helped change the face and focus of television news. Now she is sharing the story of her extraordinary life in her poignantly honest memoir, Never in My Wildest Dreams. A reporter for almost five decades, Davis is no stranger to adversity. Born to a fifteen-year-old Louisiana laundress during the Great Depression, and raised in the overcrowded projects of Oakland, California, Davis suffered abuse, battled rejection, and persevered to achieve a career beyond her imagination. Davis has seen the world change in ways she never could have envisioned, from being verbally and physically attacked while reporting on the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco to witnessing the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008. Davis worked her way up to reporting on many of the most explosive stories of recent times, including the Vietnam War protests, the rise and fall of the Black Panthers, the Peoples Temple cult mass suicides at Jonestown, the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the onset of the AIDS epidemic, and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that first put Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. She encountered a cavalcade of cultural icons: Malcolm X, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Ronald Reagan, Huey Newton, Muhammad Ali, Alex Haley, Fidel Castro, Dianne Feinstein, Condoleezza Rice, and others. Throughout her career Davis soldiered in the trenches in the battle for racial equality and brought stories of black Americans out of the shadows and into the light of day. Still active in her seventies, Davis, the “Walter Cronkite of the Bay Area,” now hosts a weekly news roundtable and special reports at KQED, one of the nation’s leading PBS stations,. In this way she has remained relevant and engaged in the stories of today, while offering her anecdote-rich perspective on the decades that have shaped us. “No people can say they understand the times in which they have lived unless they have read this book.” — Dr. Maya Angelou
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Saving Community Journalism

The Path to Profitability

Author: Penelope Muse Abernathy

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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America's community newspapers have entered an age of disruption. Towns and cities continue to need the journalism and advertising so essential to nurturing local identity and connection among citizens. But as the business of newspaper publishing collides with the digital revolution, and as technology redefines consumer habits and the very notion of community, how can newspapers survive and thrive? In Saving Community Journalism, veteran media executive Penelope Muse Abernathy draws on cutting-edge research and analysis to reveal pathways to transformation and long-term profitability. Offering practical guidance for editors and publishers, Abernathy shows how newspapers can build community online and identify new opportunities to generate revenue. Examining experiences at a wide variety of community papers--from a 7,000-circulation weekly in West Virginia to a 50,000-circulation daily in California and a 150,000-circulation Spanish-language weekly in the heart of Chicago--Saving Community Journalism is designed to help journalists and media-industry managers create and implement new strategies that will allow them to prosper in the twenty-first century. Abernathy's findings will interest everyone with a stake in the health and survival of local media.
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Online Journalism

Reporting, Writing, and Editing for New Media

Author: Richard Craig

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 3387

Learn to report, write, and edit for online media with ONLINE JOURNALISM with InfoTrac ! Created specifically with the Internet in mind, this communication text will help you explore the writing opportunities associated with online media. Interviews with online professionals are included throughout the text to give you an idea of exactly what the job of the online journalist entails. A comprehensive Web site helps keep the book up to date and provides additional material, including sound clips of some of the book's interviewees.
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City Editor

Author: Stanley Walker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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New York City in the 1920s and 1930s was a great newspaper town, and few people knew the exciting world of breaking stories and five-star finals as intimately as Stanley Walker. Walker earned a reputation as one of the city's most resourceful and astute newspaper men during the seven years he spent as city editor of the Herald Tribune. In City Editor, Walker distills his experiences into a robust insider's account of the journalism of his day, bringing to life the era's famous reporters and editors and offering hard-won and valuable insights into the practices and ideals of his profession. He takes on the difficult issues confronting the journalists of both his own day and ours: journalistic ethics, the value of journalism schools, freedom of the press and corporate influence on editorial content, and the impact of new media (in Walker's day, news magazines and radio) on newspaper circulation. In marvelously concise and vibrant prose, Walker describes the challenges and pleasures of covering New York City ("It affords the newspaper man an ever-changing spectacle"), balances the threat of libel with the need to get a good story ("A paper which doesn't take chances is a dead paper"), and offers candid advice on good newspaper writing ("Pick adjectives as you would a diamond or a mistress... too many are dangerous"). He laments about the young reporters ruined by alcohol or marriage and looks at the demands of other newspaper jobs, from copyreaders and photographers to sports writers and press agents. He analyzes why some newspapers succeed while others fail and discusses the future of women in journalism, concluding with profiles of twelve of New York's best reporters (including Beverly Smith, Walter Davenport, and Alva Johnston) and a characteristic story by each. Sixty-five years after its first publication, City Editor remains a lively, entertaining, and valuable record of the golden age of American journalism.
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Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle, and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller
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Writing and Reporting the News as a Story

Author: Robert Lloyd,Glenn Guzzo

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205440016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 391

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This book is about writing and storytelling. The authors provide plenty of fresh insights helpful. Filled with current examples and tips from Pulitzer-Prize winning professionals, writing and reporting. It offers practical and real guidance to readers truly interested in a future in journalism. It is very useful book.
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Engaged Journalism

Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences

Author: Jake Batsell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Engaged Journalism explores the changing relationship between news producers and audiences and the methods journalists can use to secure the attention of news consumers. Based on Jake Batsell's extensive experience and interaction with more than twenty innovative newsrooms, this book shows that, even as news organizations are losing their agenda-setting power, journalists can still thrive by connecting with audiences through online technology and personal interaction. Batsell conducts interviews with and observes more than two dozen traditional and startup newsrooms across the United States and the United Kingdom. Traveling to Seattle, London, New York City, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, among other locales, he attends newsroom meetings, combs through internal documents, and talks with loyal readers and online users to document the successes and failures of the industry's experiments with paywalls, subscriptions, nonprofit news, live events, and digital tools including social media, data-driven interactives, news games, and comment forums. He ultimately concludes that, for news providers to survive, they must constantly listen to, interact with, and fulfill the specific needs of their audiences, whose attention can no longer be taken for granted. Toward that end, Batsell proposes a set of best practices based on effective, sustainable journalistic engagement.
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Don't Be Fooled

A Citizen's Guide to News and Information in the Digital Age

Author: John H. McManus, Ph.D.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976425783

Category:

Page: 246

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America is being torn apart by the rise of new sources of news that have no respect for facts or democracy. Coupled with politicians who cast honest journalists as frauds and enemies of the public, they are eroding the informational common ground and poisoning the process of reaching consensus that democracy requires. Public trust in professional journalism has fallen to the lowest point since polls began to measure confidence in the news. That makes us prey for unscrupulous media actors who whip up resentment and hatred of fellow Americans with false and distorted news reports. Because each group now has its own set of "facts," disputes cannot be resolved logically. We are becoming a nation of warring tribes, even to the point where we no longer wish to associate with each other. As a consequence, lawmakers no longer agree on what's real, much less what to do about it. Congress can no more plot a safe course forward than a squirrel caught in traffic. The only solution that respects freedom of speech is to equip all citizens with some basic tools - habits of mind - enabling them to discern truth from falsehood in this new information ecology of confusion. It's vital that we learn to critically assess news and information because in a democracy a misinformed vote counts as much as a wise one. And everyone is equally bound by the outcome. This book presents a method - the SMELL test - for separating real from fake and misleading news. But it goes much further: * Assessing the dimensions of a communication revolution that's upending politics and altering every aspect of modern life; * Exploring the limited nature of facts; * Explaining the origins of bias and how to uncover them; * Showing how self-interest on the part of individuals and news organizations influences what becomes news; * Providing realistic standards for news quality; * Describing how to "read" images and video; * Exposing common ways spinmeisters manipulate the public, and finally: * Reviewing online tools and techniques for unmasking bias, including our own.
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A Woman of the Times

Journalism, Feminism, and the Career of Charlotte Curtis

Author: Marilyn S. Greenwald

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821412655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Chronicles the life of the New York Times writer and editor during the political and social changes of the 1960s through the 1980s
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