It also adheres to the approach and practice Fred Fedler developed when he created this textbook nearly 40 years ago. The Web presence www. The Web site includes many new and old exercises. New photographs and illustrations have been added, some to chapters that had no illustrations in the past.
The co-authors who have taken over much of the responsibility for this book hope longtime users will be comfortable with it and new users will find it attractive.
Every chapter has been trimmed. The text is shorter by nearly 20 percent. A number of sidebars have been created for most chapters. Although the 11th edition contains hundreds of changes, some major ones are worth noting: New to this Edition: Gazette, and columns on reporting by Don Stacom of the Hartford Conn.
In other cases, the sidebars have information that is new to the book. The text for nearly every chapter has been revised and rearranged to create more entry points to the text and break up the long columns of gray type.
Some of the exercises are self-graded so that instructors can have their students complete them online and then download the scores to their computers or to course management software.
Many of these examples deal with news events that have occurred since the writing of the tenth edition, such as the Boston Marathon bombing and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
This was a late addition to the 10th edition, but it proved popular and will be retained for this and future editions. The number of photographs, information graphics and cartoons has been greatly expanded, and many of those visual elements are in full color.
In addition to its excellent pedagogy and coverage of the converged newsroom, the text also explores a variety of advanced topics including broadcast writing, law, ethics and public relations. Often these sidebars have information that was in the text previously but which seemed to interrupt the flow of the presentation of major ideas.
The authors emphasize such central topics as grammar basics, newswriting style, traditional story structures and styles, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches and meetings, and common ethical dilemmas. As with the previous editions of this textbook, the 11th edition contains several changes.
The book contains two entirely new chapters. This keeps every chapter more tightly focused on key concepts and it helps lower the cost of the book so as to keep it affordable for students. World-Herald, offers some tips on covering the police beat.
New and updated examples have been added throughout the book. The book contains many more visual elements. The discussion of news judgment was considered so basic to a news writing and reporting class that it should come as early as possible in the book.
The summary of the AP Stylebook is being published as a separate pamphlet and packaged with the textbook. New columns have been written specifically for this book.Packed with bright new images and examples from recent headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8e uses tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists to help students develop the writing and reporting skills they need to succeed in a changing world of journalism.
Writing and Reporting for the Media, Eleventh Edition. The discussion of news judgment was considered so basic to a news writing and reporting class that it should come as early as possible in the book. This was a late addition to the 10th edition, but it proved popular and will be retained for this and future editions.
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