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High School Journalism A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0786430605
ISBN-13: 9780786430604
Edition: 2007
Authors: Jim Streisel
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This handbook for high school journalists and teachers offers practical tips for all elements of school journalism. The author covers the essential components that students must understand: information gathering, writing, standard and alternative coverage and packaging. Students will find valuable information about identifying news, interviewing, research, narrative writing style, editing, visual presentation and layout. The book also covers the legal rights of student journalists, objective vs. opinion writing, staff planning and organization and Web?based journalism. Each chapter includes study guides for practical applications of the concepts discussed.

Introduction : storytelling for a sophisticated audience
Information gathering : what are the stories and how do you find them?
Broccoli : what is news?
Pepperoni Pizza : where are the stories?
Gold coins : what is the role of observation?
Interviews : inquisition or conversation?
Research : is data more than a four-letter word?
Writing : the lifeblood of your publication
The fall of the pyramid : the readable narrative style
Editing : it's not just proofreading anymore
Dissection : how the pieces of writing work together
Alternative coverage : presenting your information visually
A thousand words : how to reach readers who don't want to read
Alternative coverage 101 : a practical guide to visual presentation
Packaging : putting the pieces together
Design 101 : page creation
The total package : combining stories and visuals
Potpourri : the rest of the story
The law : legal rights of student journalists
Everybody's got one : when and where to state your opinion
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda : staff planning, organization, the Web and beyond

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