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News in a New Century
Reporting in An Age of Converging Media


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342 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This comprehensive book provides a wealth of exercises and assignments for teaching students reporting skills, combining successful, tried and tested techniques with an awareness of new realities and technologies in broadcast and print. The authors take the student through a writing process initiated by ideas rather than concepts of correct writing, covering: writing in different media, including the Internet; news beats; sensitivity and the diverse national community; law and ethics; and new research skills, including databases and computer-assisted reporting.
 
Introduction
 
Finding and Framing Stories
 
A Day in the News
 
Gathering Information
 
Cultivating Sources
 
Interviewing
 
Using Your Senses
 
Writing in Different Media
 
Building a Beat
 
Civic Life
 
Lifestyles
 
Learning
 
Crime and Safety
 
Justice
 
Consumers
 
Working
 
New Frontiers
Science, Health and the Environment

 

Jerry Lanson

Jerry Lanson, a writing coach and columnist, has taught journalism at seven colleges and universities. In January 1998, he joined the faculty of Emerson College as chair of its Department of Journalism and Public Information. He has also taught on the journalism faculties of Syracuse University, San Francisco State University, New York University, and Boston University. Lanson is a former reporter for The (Bergen County, NJ) Record and a former deputy city editor and bureau chief of the San Jose (California) Mercury News. This is his second textbook. His honors include a National Teaching Award from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.... More About Author

Barbara Croll Fought

Barbara Croll Fought, an Associate Professor in the broadcast journalism department of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and a lawyer, has specialized in the areas of Internet research and public access to government documents. She teaches communications law as well as broadcast journalism classes. She is a former news researcher and special projects producer for WDIV-TV, Detroit, where she earned nine Emmy Awards. In 1995, students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications chose her as Professor of the Year. More About Author