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All the News: Writing and Reporting for Convergent Media, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Thom Lieb

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 30, 2008

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All the News: Writing and Reporting for Convergent Media is the first textbook to teach students how to write for a convergent newsroom where they will be required to report in print, online, radio and television formats. Grounded in the fundamentals of good news writing, students will also learn about journalistic ethics, writing for a diverse population, and mastering the mechanics of communicating through different media.


The goal of the basic news writing course is to prepare students to be proficient at evaluating information and crafting well written stories. This text embraces these objectives while also offering a fresh and realistic view of news writing in the 21st century–giving students the new set of tools that they’ll need to succeed in the convergent environment.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: News in the Age of Convergence

Chapter 2: Deciding What’s News

Chapter 3: Research and Interviewing

Chapter 4: Writing Short News Reports and Leads

Chapter 5: Writing the Basic Text Story

Chapter 6: Writing the Advanced Text Story

Chapter 7: Writing the Basic Online Story

Chapter 8: Writing the Basic Audio Story

Chapter 9: Writing the Advanced Audio Story

Chapter 10: Writing the Basic Video Story

Chapter 11: Writing the Advanced Video Story

Chapter 12: Writing the Advanced Online Story

Chapter 13: Key Story Types

Chapter 14: Journalistic Principles

Chapter 15: Legal Issues and Journalistic Ethics

Chapter 16: Writing in a Diverse Environment

Appendix A: Print and Online Writing Style

Appendix B: Broadcast News Style

Appendix C: Associated Press Style

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$53.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-64494-0