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News Writing and Reporting: A Strategic Approach to Storytelling

News Writing and Reporting: A Strategic Approach to Storytelling

September 2024 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With a focus on how the modern newsroom runs and operates, News Writing and Reporting: A Strategic Approach to Storytelling, First Edition prepares students to become successful journalists in today’s competitive news industry.  Author Chris Vaccaro applies an audience-centered and business-minded approach, discusses emerging media trends, and guides students through strategic thought in multiplatform reporting and storytelling. The book offers practical career tips, interviews with reporters, and full career and product development guides. Lists of strategies and writing exercises at the end of each chapter arm students with the tactics for planning, structuring, and editing content on multiple platforms. 

Chapter 1 What is News?
Chapter 2 The News Story
Chapter 3 Multiplatform Journalism
Chapter 4 Subjects, Sourcing, and Records
Chapter 5 Interview Skills
Chapter 6 Beat Coverage
Chapter 7 Writing Strategy and Style
Chapter 8 Story Structure, Sentence Construction, and Word Choice
Chapter 9 How News Organizations Work Today
Chapter 10 Longform and Feature Writing
Chapter 11 Journalism Jobs
Chapter 12 Writing for Video and Audio Platforms
Chapter 13 Media Law and Ethics


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Key features
  • Deep Dive with Pros features Q&As with industry experts on how they are innovating in the journalism industry.
  • Write It Out Exercises provide practical and useful classroom and assignment-based activities for students in each chapter.
  • Try This introduces activities and exercises to test and build up student's skills throughout each chapter.
  • Career Advice boxes offer nuts and bolts on how the advice in each chapter can be used practically as students imagine their careers evolving.
  • Case in Point wraps up key learning objectives at the end of each chapter.

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