ERIC Number: ED099882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Mass Media: Reporting, Writing, Editing. Second Edition.
Rivers, William L.
This book, designed to improve the skills of would-be journalists, explains the reporting, writing, and editing that go into preparing print and broadcast materials. Part 1 describes the world of journalist, the impact of reporting on the public, and the media as an information network; part 2--on reporting--discusses the role of the journalist and definitions of the news, the legal aspects of journalism, the methods and principles of gathering news, and the styles of traditional and new journalism; part 3--on news writing--explores the straight news formula, writing news for the print and broadcast media, depth and investigative reporting, and writing editorials and columns; part 4 covers the editing process on print and broadcast news and takes a look at the journalist today and tomorrow; and part 5--a handbook for journalists--includes newspaper terms, the Associated Press-United Press International Stylebook, guidelines for newswriting about women, the Code of Ethics and Good Practices of the Society of Magazine Writers, radio-television terms, and the Code of Broadcast News Ethics of the Radio Television News Directors Association. (RB)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Editing, Editorials, Higher Education, Journalism, Legal Responsibility, Mass Media, News Reporting, News Writing, Newspapers, Periodicals, Standards, Writing (Composition)
Harper & Row Publishers, 10 East 53d Street, New York, New York 10022 ($12.95, cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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