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Reporting for the Media
Ninth Edition
Chapter 1	Journalism Today
Traditional Media
Digital Journalism
Citizen Journalism
How to Train Journalists for the 21st Century
Box: Mojo Journalists
Chapter 2	The Basics: Format, Copyediting and AP Style
Producing Copy
News Story Format
Copy-editing Symbols
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
Accuracy of Names and Facts
Checklist for Copy Preparation
The Writing Coach ? The Lucky 13 Ways to Become a Good Writer
Chapter 3	Grammar and Spelling
Sentence Diagram
The Parts of Speech
Basic Sentence Structure
Active and Passive Voice
Ambiguous Pronouns
Plurals and Possessives
?That? and ?Which?
?Who? and ?Whom?
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Parallel Form
?Because? and ?Due To?
Checklist for Grammar and Spelling
Chapter 4	Newswriting Style
Simplify Words, Sentences and Paragraphs
Box: Quiz
Remain Objective
Box: Don?t Write Like This
Checklist for Newswriting Style
The Writing Coach ? Find the Clear Path to Writing Glory
Box: Correcting Wordy Phrases
Chapter 5	Language of News
The Effectiveness of Words
Be Precise
Use Strong Verbs
Avoiding Problems in Your Writing
Words to Avoid
Other Problems to Avoid
Checklist for the Language of News
The Writing Coach ? Become a Power Lifter When Picking Verbs
Chapter 6	Selecting and Reporting the News
The Characteristics of News
Types of News
Public/Civic Journalism
Applying the Principles of News Selection
The Concept of Objectivity
Details Newspapers Are Reluctant to Publish
The Importance of Accuracy
Guest Column ? Why I Stayed at a Small-Town Newspaper
Chapter 7	Basic News Leads
The Summary News Lead
Sentence Structure in Leads
Guidelines for Writing Effective Leads
Avoiding Some Common Errors
Apply the Guidelines to Other Kinds of Leads
Checklist for Writing Leads
The Writing Coach ? Oh Where, Oh Where Does the Time Element Go?
Chapter 8	Alternative Leads
?Buried? or ?Delayed? Leads
Multiparagraph Leads
Using Quotations
Using Questions
Suspenseful Leads
Descriptive Leads
Shockers ? Lead With a Twist
Ironic Leads
Direct-Address Leads
Words Used in Unusual Ways
Other Unusual Leads
The Writing Coach ? Too Many Words Can Muddle Writing
Chapter 9	The Body of a News Story
The Inverted-Pyramid Style
The Hourglass Style
The Focus Style
The Narrative Style
Using Transitions
Explain the Unfamiliar
The Importance of Examples
The Use of Description
The Use of Humor
The Need to Be Fair
The Final Step: Edit Your Story
Checklist for Writing News Stories
The Writing Coach ? How to Find the Endings to Stories
Chapter 10	Quotations and Attribution
Blending Quotations and Narrative
Box: Guidelines for Using Anonymous Sources
A Memo From the Editor ? Descriptive Writing: Turning a Good Story Into a Great Story
Guidelines for Capitalizing and Punctuating Quotations
Checklists for Quotations and Attribution
Chapter 11	Interviews
Preparing for the Interview
Conducting the Interview
Writing the Interview Story
Checklist for Interviews
Chapter 12	Writing Obituaries
Types of Death Reports
Box: Jim Nicholson: No. 1 in Obituaries
Obituary Writing Considerations
Checklist for Writing Obituaries
Chapter 13	Speeches and Meetings
Advance Stories
Covering the Speech or Meeting
Follow Stories
Box: Internet Brings Pornography to Children, Researcher Says
Remember Your Readers
Adding Color
Checklists for Reporting Speeches and Meetings
The Writing Coach ? Go Beyond the Stick
Chapter 14	Specialized Types of Stories
A Memo From the Editor ? History, Traditions and Culture: Old Glory and Noodle
Chapter 15	Feature Stories
Selecting a Topic and Gathering Information
Types of Feature Stories
Parts of Feature Stories
Checklist for Features Stories
Box: What Does It Take to Be a Top-Notch Writer?
Chapter 16	Public Affairs Reporting
Crime and Accidents
Box: Covering the Search for a Serial Killer
Local Government
Checklists for Public Affairs Reporting
A Note About This Chapter?s Exercises
The Writing Coach ? The ?Knows? Have It for Police and Court Reporters
Chapter 17	Advanced Reporting
Using Statistics
Conducting Informal Polls
Using Computers to Get Answers
Converging Media
Checklists for Advanced Reporting
Guest Column ? Why Learn Computer-Assisted Reporting?
Chapter 18	Writing for Broadcast
Writing for Your Listener
Writing for Your Announcer
Leads for Broadcast Stories
The Body of a Broadcast News Story
Updating Broadcast News Stories
Writing to Pictures and Audio
Guidelines for Copy Preparation
Editing Copy
Sources for Broadcast News
Broadcast Interviewing
The Newsroom Environment
Online News Opportunities and Challenges
Checklists for Broadcast News Writing
Chapter 19	The News Media and PR Practitioners
What Is Public Relations?
Becoming a Public Relations Practitioner
Working with News Media
Elements of a News Release
Types of News Releases
The Journalist?s Perspective: Working with Press Releases
The No. 1 Problem: Lack of Newsworthiness
The No. 2 Problem: Lack of Objectivity
Other Problems with News Releases
Some Final Guidelines
Checklists for PR Practitioners
Checklists for Handling News Releases
Guest Column ? Anything Can Happen
Chapter 20	Libel, Privacy and Newsgathering Issues
Box: Steps for Avoiding Libel Suits
Newsgathering Issues
Box: Bar-Press Guidelines
Chapter 21	Ethics
Media Credibility
Ethical Decision-Making
Ethics Issues
Box: How to Get Information Out of Sources Without Cozying Up
Codes of Ethics
Checklist for Improving Media Credibility
A Memo From the Editor ? Some Thoughts on Plagiarism
Chapter 22	Becoming a Professional
A Journalist?s Attributes
Be the Applicant Who Gets Hired
The Industry Needs More Women and Minorities
Freelance Writing
Checklist for Finding the Right Journalism Job
Appendix A	City Directory
Appendix B	The Associated Press Stylebook
Appendix C	Rules for Forming Possessives
Appendix D	Answer Keys
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Reporters and reporting -- Problems, exercises, etc.