Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method,
8th Edition

Carole Rich

ISBN-13: 9781305077331 | ISBN-10: 1305077334

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 496 pages

List Price USD $164.95


Packed with full-color photographs and 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. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in each chapter give you practice working through ethical issues you might face 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. An all-new book glossary gives you quick access to newer Journalism lingo. In addition, the book now offers MindTap Communication, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience that enhances learner engagement and improves outcomes. 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.

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Meet the Authors

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Carole Rich is a retired journalism professor, formerly at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she was the Atwood professor before accepting a full-time position. She also served as chair of the journalism department at Hofstra University in New York for two years, taught journalism at the University of Kansas for 11 years, and worked for 16 years in the newspaper industry. She was a reporter for the former PHILADELPHIA EVENING BULLETIN, city editor of the SUN-SENTINEL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and deputy metropolitan editor of the HARTFORD COURANT in Connecticut. In addition to serving as a visiting writing coach at newspapers throughout the United States, Professor Rich has conducted many writing seminars for journalism organizations, including a group of professional journalists in Spain. She is the author of multiple highly regarded media and reporting textbooks.

  • The text emphasizes real-world news coverage throughout. For example, Chapter 21: Disasters, Weather and Tragedies teaches students how to carefully report about tragedy as it examines real-life events like the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Sandy Hook School Shooting.
  • To enhance student learning and comprehension, the author developed an all-new book glossary. Featuring many of the newer terms now used in Journalism-like “microblogging”-this glossary helps increases your students' industry vocabulary.
  • More engaging than ever, each chapter has been fully refreshed with bright new images and examples from recent headlines.
  • Every chapter includes boxed multimedia reporting and writing tips to prepare students for careers that require a combination of skills and integrate print, broadcast and online media. A special opening chapter introduces students to this rapidly changing world of converging media and begins the discussion of the growing problem of plagiarism and fabrication in journalism.
  • A proven approach to training in the journalism profession, the text's unique coaching method helps students improve their writing and reporting skills through tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists.
  • Each chapter features new information, examples, and exercises that keep students up to date with the latest issues, trends and techniques in journalism while also giving them hands-on experience putting chapter concepts into practice.
  • Dedicated chapters on web journalism, English grammar and usage, and multicultural sensitivity provide in-depth coverage of key topics such as communicating effectively via the Internet and the mechanics of writing, as well as considerations of personal bias and how it can impact journalistic objectivity.
  • An abbreviated AP style guide at the end of the book serves as a quick reference for common problems and uses, giving students practice with this indispensable reference used widely by professional journalists.
  • In addition to an entire chapter devoted to media ethics, every chapter includes highlighted boxes of ethical dilemmas to teach students the importance of critical thinking about ethical issues and to help them explore some of the dilemmas they might face as media professionals.
  • Multimedia and Social Media boxes in every chapter help students develop the skills and know-how needed to excel in the increasingly media-rich environment.

Table of Contents

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1. Understanding News.
2. The Basic News Story.
3. Social Media.
4. Sources and Online Research.
5. Interviewing Techniques.
6. Mobile and Multimedia Skills.
7. Leads and Nut Graphs.
8. Story Organization.
9. Story Forms.
10. Storytelling and Feature Techniques.
11. Broadcast News Writing.
12. Online Journalism.
13. Public Relations Writing.
14. Media Law.
15. Media Ethics.
16. Multicultural Sensitivity.
17. Profiles And Obituaries.
18. Speeches, News Conferences and Meetings.
19. Government and Statistical Stories.
20. Crime and Punishment.
21. Disasters, Weather and Tragedies.
22. Media Jobs and Internships.
Appendix 1: Grammar And Usage.
Appendix 2: Glossary.

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Online Instructor's Resource Manual for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

Available electronically via e-mail, this valuable manual contains teaching and exercise tips, handouts, resources, and test questions for exams. The Instructor's Manual is also available electronically on the password-protected section of the Instructor Resource Website.

Instructor's Web Site for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

This companion site contains material exclusively for instructors, including free downloads of the Instructor's Resource Manual (also available in a printed version), an Instructor's Manual with transcripts for NewsScene, as well as the student eWorkbook with answers.

Online Instructor's Manual for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

Online Instructor's Manual

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Guide to Online Resources for Journalism

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Student Workbook for Rich's Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, 8th

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