Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing 11 9780073511931 More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underline the practice of journalism. The new edition features current developments in all areas of reporting, discusses the use of stark photos, provides dozens of new Internet sources and demonstrates how journalists use them. Also included in the eleventh edition are guides for campaign and election coverage, reporting tips from Pulitzer Prize winners, and an examination of recent libel cases.
Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

11th Edition
By Melvin Mencher
ISBN10: 0073511935
ISBN13: 9780073511931
Copyright: 2008

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ISBN10: 0073511935 | ISBN13: 9780073511931



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Program Details

Part I. The Reporter At Work

1. On the Job

Part II. The Basics

2. Components of the Story

Part III. Writing the Story

3. What Is News?

4. The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade

5. The Lead

6. Story Structure

7. The Writer’s Art

8. Features, Long Stories and Series

9. Broadcast Newswriting

10. Writing News Releases

Part IV. Reporting Principles

11. Digging for Information

12. Making Sound Observations

13. Building and Using Background

14. Finding, Cultivating and Using Sources

15. Interviewing Principles and Practices

16. Speeches, Meetings and News Conferences

17. Hunches, Feelings and Stereotypes

Part V. From Accidents to Education

18. Accidents and Disasters

19. Obituaries

20. The Police Beat

21. The Courts

22. Sports

23. Business Reporting

24. Local Government and Education

Part VI. Laws, Taste and Taboos, Codes and Ethics

25. Reporters and the Law

26. Taste—Defining the Appropriate

27. The Morality of Journalism




About the Author

Melvin Mencher

Melvin Mencher is the author of News Writing and Reporting, the text that set the standard for the field, now in its Eleventh Edition. He has extensive experience in the newsroom and has written numerous articles, as well as a publication from the Poynter Institute, "The Sayings of Chairman Mel."