Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age (Paperback)Vincent F. Filak (author)
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Journalists in today's media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the "how-to's" of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers.
Key Features:An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories.
"Write Now! Exercises" provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. "Consider This" debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. "Thoughts from a Pro" offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm
-- Stephanie Reese Masson
"A comprehensive and conversational look at what every beginning journalist needs to know in the quickly changing media environment."
-- Terry Heifetz
"Dynamics for News Reporting and Writing provides a resource for professionals and students of journalism alike that engages readers to become active participants through digital and real-world examples/lessons. The text encourages readers to perform exceptional journalistic work while providing the background theory and concepts required to be successful in this competitive industry."
-- Rheanna R. Rutledge
"This book is an exceptional introduction into the world of journalistic writing and editing. The author turns the material into a discussion, allowing students to better grasp the concepts at hand."
-- Dante Mozie
"This book is representative of the skills students should have when they go into their first internship or job."
-- Wendy M. Whitt
"This could be the textbook I've been waiting for. It is easy to understand, has a logical flow of information, and doesn't have too much "noise" that makes the material overwhelming for beginning reporters."-- John Coward
"This book sets the tone early and is a warning to beginner journalists-lazy thinking and doing enough to get by won't cut it. Everything a journalist does involves learned skills, starting with critical thinking. If you don't know how to properly approach a story and think on your feet, the rest of your story just falls apart."
-- Kimberly Schumacher
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