The news today is not what it used to be and many of the newspapers in America are shutting down. You can pick up any of the country’s newspapers, and a third of the material would be exactly the same, as less and less reporters have work, and more data is gathered as a filler from the AP. In the future, it’s hard to say that if there are still newspapers, many have for a long time predicted their downfall, and sadly, every day, the possible eventuality seems more and more true. If you are curious about news writing, if you find this a interesting subject, or if you are a writer or reporter, I would like to recommend you a really good book on this topic. view publisher site
In part one of this book, the theory and strategies for detailed and balanced reporting are explored. The harm that can be done by biased reporting or by reporters who have a secret agenda is also clarified. Indeed, I was pleased to see part one of this series of chapters dealing with ethics in the news media, something I think is missing today, of course, this book was written 20 years ago.
They talk about ways to gather information for writing in part two of this book, and they discuss the value of good writing and basic skills in the next part. It also speaks about sources, safe sources, news quest, and complicated storeys. It is all about applying the techniques to build the news in Section Four, Five and Six of this novels.
There are case studies in part seven that are really interesting. One curious notation was that only 11 of those appeared in other newspapers out of 514 local articles, and one must wonder why. There are several variables for this, such as the effect on other places, the proximity, the timeliness for their cultures of other storeys that were similar, the novelty of the storey, and the amount of human conflict. It spoke a lot about the secondary news cycles, where a fresh slant was given to storeys.