Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, Media Enhanced Edition (with InfoTrac)

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9780534633332: Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method, Media Enhanced Edition (with InfoTrac)

This reviewer-praised text uses a practical coaching method to introduce students effectively to the basic skills required of a journalist -- from conceiving and researching to organizing and writing news. It emphasizes writing fundamentals and ethics in journalism. After using this motivational and engaging text, your students will be well prepared to write effectively in every news medium. This edition is enhanced with a CD-ROM that provides your students with a virtual news lab where they can put the texts concepts to practice as they write their own news stories.

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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.

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"It's very user-friendly for students. It's very practical. It's easy to follow. I like the way the book actually does coach a student through the journalistic process ... I can't say that about too many other textbooks I have used."

"The book is well written with an obvious enthusiasm for journalism. Rich's style is fluid and easy to read ... The multicultural chapter is especially well done."

"The writing style is accessible and interesting; a number of my students have said they enjoy reading the book. The explanations are clear and the examples are helpful. I appreciate that the examples include situations in large urban areas as well as small towns ... (Also,) The examples of real reporters tackling real stories are excellent and, at times, inspiring."

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