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Hard News Leads [electronic resource]

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Examines how the news stories are selected for publication and broadcast. Shows the power and process of the summary lead in newspaper, broadcast, and public relations writing. White House correspondent, Helen Thomas, and Chicago Defender editor, Michael Brown, discuss and demonstrate this basic journalism tool.
Online
1995; 1993
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News Writing Language and Style [electronic resource]

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Explores the specifics of print journalism style, from the Associated Press to Rolling Stone magazine, focusing on accuracy and detail. Demonstrates how the Associated Press Stylebook should be used when writing news stories to ensure accuracy in word choice.
Online
1995; 1993
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Development and Organization of a Story [electronic resource]

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Deals with the use of the inverted pyramid, the hourglass and circle story shapes, and the story development list technique. Demonstrates the construction of a news story using the inverted pyramid. Top journalists such as Bob Woodward and Roy Peter Clark (The Poynter Institute) discuss and demonstrate focus sentences, transitions, and nut graphs as story development techniques.
Online
1995; 1993
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Dealing With Sources [electronic resource]

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Illustrates interviewing techniques, including how to prepare for interviews, how to to approach adversarial interviews, how to identify and use appropriate quotes and how to use anonymous sources. Larry King (CNN), Deborah Wilgoren (The Washington Post), and others demonstrate the interviewing process, touching on the use of paraphrase vs. direct quotes, the mechanics of attribution, the ground rules for using "off the record" comments, and other issues.
Online
1995; 1993
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Good Writing vs. Good Reporting [electronic resource]

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Considers the possibilities of conflict or compatibility between reporting and writing. Explores the importance of effective word choice in news reporting. Top reporters discuss essential issues such as accuracy, objectivity, fairness, and credibility along with the elements of writing that make a news story exciting, fun, and compelling to read.
Online
1995; 1993
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Beat Reporting [electronic resource]

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Covers the wide variety of journalism career opportunities, with glimpses into the different beats, such as crime, sports, business, government, and general assignment.
Online
1995; 1993
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Broadcast News Writing [electronic resource]

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Compares the similarities and differences of broadcast and print journalism, focusing on the different writing techniques used in broadcast journalism. Includes insightful comments from a host of radio and TV journalists such as Sam Donaldson (ABC), Charles Kuralt (CBS), and Kurt Loder (MTV). Defines jargon commonly used in broadcast journalism, including writing copy, SOT, package, reader, and stand-up. Follows a reporter as he assembles a daily news package.
Online
1995; 1993
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Public Relations Writing [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates the interaction of journalists and public relations personnel. Professionals from Capitol Records and the Golden State Warriors discuss the similarities of writing press releases and hard news stories, while sympathetic and unsympathetic journalists including Andy Rooney (CBS) and Susan Antilla (The New York Times) comment on the role of PR in the news.
Online
1995; 1993
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Beyond the Summary Lead [electronic resource]

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Encourages novice writers to explore other creative introductory styles including anecdotal, quote, question, narrative, and direct address leads. Journalists Gene Policinski (USA Today) and David Waldholz (The Wall Street Journal) give tips on ways to avoid boring leads and grab readers in the first paragraph.
Online
1995; 1993
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Feature Writing Styles [electronic resource]

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Explores the difference between feature news, soft features, and advocacy journalism, as Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kundsen (Sacramento Bee), Joel Achenbach (The Washington Post), and others discuss their craft. Concepts such as trend stories, personality profiles, background stories, and human interest stories are also introduced and illustrated by working reporters.
Online
1995; 1993
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Column Writing and Editorial Writing [electronic resource]

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Reveals the relationships among hard news writing, opinion writing, journalistic critique, and column writing, illustrating how "objective" front-page news can coexist with coverage in other sections. Dave Barry and Andy Rooney examine humor in column writing, Siskel and Ebert discuss criticism, and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writers dissect the elements of good opinion writing.
Online
1995; 1993
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Covering Disasters [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates the use of journalism's basic principles in crisis situations and under deadline pressure. Journalists who have covered earthquakes, chemical spills, severe weather, and plane crashes discuss the difference between theory and practice during community emergencies.
Online
1995; 1993
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The Ethics of Journalism [electronic resource]

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Introduces a reporter's on-the-job ethical challenges. Journalists from a variety of beats discuss issues such as conflict of interest, honesty, thoroughness, objectivity, privacy, and balance, and one reporter demonstrates real-life ethical decision making as she covers a controversial local story.
Online
1995; 1993
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What Is News? [electronic resource]

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Explains that the definition of news varies from that which is out of the ordinary, to that which the reporting medium deems as what the public should know. Reporters and editors from diverse news organizations including The Washington Post, The National Enquirer, and CNN &mdash discuss editorial decision making and define news as it relates to journalism ethics and the news writing process.
Online
1995; 1993
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Media Law [electronic resource]

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Focuses on a reporter's rights and defenses for potential libel or invasion of privacy lawsuits. Discusses open meeting, shield, and freedom of information laws. Mark Goodman, attorney for the Student Press Law Center, and author John Zelezny discuss legal issues that may confront students working for a school newspaper or other publication.
Online
1995; 1993