Reporting for the Media: Canadian Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2010

byJohn R. Bender, Lucinda D. Davenport, Michael W. Drager

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This new Canadian edition is a comprehensive and confidence-boosting introduction to journalism. Helping students develop a solid journalistic skill set, it offers straightforward instruction on the basics - newswriting style, story structure, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches andmeetings, common ethical dilemmas, grammar - and practical guidance on more advanced topics such as broadcast writing, Canadian law, and public relations. Lively end-of-chapter exercises encourage hands-on application of new skills. Checklists recapping main points, boxed features that highlightspecific topics, as well as suggested readings and useful websites support student learning. Accessible and engaging, the new Canadian edition of Reporting for the Media is an indispensable guide for journalists in training.

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This new Canadian edition is a comprehensive and confidence-boosting introduction to journalism. Helping students develop a solid journalistic skill set, it offers straightforward instruction on the basics - newswriting style, story structure, interviewing techniques, reporting on speeches andmeetings, common ethical dilemmas, grammar ...

Maxine Ruvinsky is a former journalist and professor of journalism. She is the author of two other Oxford University Press textbooks: Practical Grammar, 3e, 2014; and Investigative Reporting in Canada, 2008. Charles Hays is assistant professor and internship coordinator at the School of Journalism at Thompson Rivers University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.81 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195430190

ISBN - 13:9780195430196

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Table of Contents

1. Journalism Today2. News Writing Style3. The Language of News4. Selecting and Reporting the News5. Basic News Leads6. Alternative Leads7. The Body of a News Story8. Quotations and Attribution9. Interviews10. Feature Stories11. Advanced Reporting12. Specialized Types of Stories13. Libel, Privacy, and Newsgathering Issues14. Speeches and Meetings15. Public-Affairs Reporting16. Writing Obituaries17. Writing for Broadcast18. The News Media and PR Practitioners19. Ethics20. Grammar and Spelling21. Format, Copy Editing, and CP Style22. Becoming a ProfessionalAppendix A: Copy-Editing PracticeAppendix B: The Canadian Press StylebookAppendix C: Rules for Forming PossessivesAppendix D: Answer Key

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"Written with clarity, authority, and an eye for the students who want to learn. . . and the journalism professors (read: former newspaper reporters) who may be struggling to teach what they have learned simply by doing in a deadline-oriented newsroom. This book offers a how-to guide forboth." --Kamal Al-Solaylee, School of Journalism, Ryerson University