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Now in its tenth edition, Reporting for the Media continues to be an essential resource for journalism instructors. A sweeping introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text focuses on the basics of reporting—how to become more curious about the world, generate provocative ideas, gather vital information and write incisive stories.

The authors emphasize such central topics as grammar basics, newswriting style, traditional story structures and styles, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches and meetings, and common ethical dilemmas. In addition to its excellent pedagogy and coverage of the converged newsroom, the text also explores a variety of advanced topics including broadcast writing, law, ethics and public relations.


  • A new chapter on writing for digital media and cross-platform storytelling

  • An introductory chapter that combines chapters 1 and 2 of the last edition

  • A new four-part organization that presents the chapters on libel and ethics earlier in the book

  • Chapters 12 and 22, exercises on copyediting symbols and an appendix containing the abridged AP Stylebook are now on a Companion Website

  • More coverage of new and emerging forms of media


An Instructor’s Manual (9780199873760) provides ideas, recommendations, answers and quizzes. Introductory sections discuss accuracy, grades, suggested policies and assignments. The manual also contains sample course outlines, lists of exercises tests covering AP style, vocabulary, attribution and spelling and true/false questions for most chapters.


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