News Reporting and Writing
Twelfth Edition   ©2017

News Reporting and Writing

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03481-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03481-8; Format: Paper Text, 540 pages

  • Brand new, gorgeous, four-color design features all-new chapter opening images.
  • New chapter opener vignettes relate key concepts in the text to current news events, from the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, to the 2016 presidential election.
  • Extensively revised Chapters 1 and 2 provide an up-to-date introduction that reflects how journalism is taught today.
  • New marginal feature – Grammar Check – helps students recognize common grammar mistakes using the Associated Press Style.
  • Digital media coverage has been expanded throughout the book, reflecting the prominence of digital media in the new journalism landscape. Chapter 11, "Writing for Digital Media," includes updated coverage reflecting the convergence of print and online media, with material on the role of social media in journalism, the impact of social media on world events, and writing for blogs, in addition to more traditional news sites.
  • An even greater array of writing models. In keeping with the growing focus on digital media, our annotated models now include samples that track a story across multiple media formats—including Twitter, blogs, print and the Web—showing students how to adapt their core skills for different audiences. All models have useful annotations in the margins of the stories explaining best practices for reporting, writing and editing.
    • Streamlined coverage resulting in two fewer chapters - Chapters 2 and 3 have been combined to create a new Chapter 2 that explores technology and its impact on journalism, the journalism industry, and journalism students. It also contains a sidebar on community engagement. Chapters 17 and 18 were combined and streamlined into a new Chapter 17 on investigative and data-driven reporting.
    • Nine new "On the Job" boxes that prepare students for contemporary careers. In every chapter, a working journalist illustrates how the skills students learn in class will prepare them for careers across the media and in public relations—even in today’s challenging and evolving job market. The journalists profiled have wide-ranging careers, from working the White House beat to writing long-form stories for ESPN.
  • New LaunchPad Solo for Journalism, a dynamic new platform that combines a curated collection of tools for journalism students including the News Reporting and Writing workbook, instructor resources, media clips with discussion questions, a huge question bank, access to Exercise Central for AP Style’s thousands or grammar and writing exercises, video tools that enable users to pull in the latest video from YouTube and elsewhere, and more. Available on its own or packaged with News Reporting and Writing.