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Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

ISBN-10: 0073511994

ISBN-13: 9780073511993

Edition: 12th 2011

Authors: Melvin Mencher

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Book details

Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

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."

The Reporter At Work
On the Job
The Basics
Components of the Story
Writing the Story
What Is News?
The Internet and Other Tools of the Trade
The Lead
Story Structure
The Writer's Art
Features, Long Stories and Series
Broadcast Newswriting
Writing News Releases
Reporting Principles
Digging for Information
Making Sound Observations
Building and Using Background
Finding, Cultivating and Using Sources
Interviewing Principles and Practices
Speeches, Meetings and News Conferences
Hunches, Feelings and Stereotypes
From Accidents to Education
Accidents and Disasters
Obituaries
The Police Beat
The Courts
Sports
Business Reporting
Local Government and Education
Laws, Taste and Taboos, Codes and Ethics
Reporters and the Law
Taste--Defining the Appropriate
The Morality of Journalism
Stylebook
Glossary
Index