ERIC Number: ED070075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Student Journalist and Depth Reporting: Reporting Issues and Problems in the News.
Ward, Bill G.
This book, which is primarily addressed to the high school journalism student and teacher, discusses what depth reporting is and how it is done. Depth reporting is understood to be a relating of the facts so that the reader can fully understand them. It includes such activities as observing, supplying background information, humanizing the news, investigating a situation, explaining the meaning of the facts, orienting the reader, and analyzing or discovering general principles. The author discusses why such reporting is necessary; some of the subjects and topics for in-depth reporting; how to do the necessary research; the style of writing best suited to depth reporting; how to edit and produce the story; how to display the story; the analysis, background, interpretive, and follow-up kinds of depth reporting; and how such reporting can help to accomplish social and political change. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Journalism, Journalism Education, Mass Media, Newspapers, Publications, School Newspapers, Secondary Education, Writing (Composition)
Richards Rosen Press, Inc., 29 East 21st Street, New York, N.Y. 10010 ($3.99)
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