For more than 50 years, Scholastic Journalism has served as a comprehensive textbook and guide for high school journalism students, teachers, and advisors. This landmark 11th edition now includes updated information on the dynamic changes taking place in the field. It is the ideal textbook to teach students the basic skills of collecting, interviewing, reporting and writing in journalism. * Explores the ever-increasing concern with dissemination of information, and how new forms of media and media technology expand the potential for informing, entertaining, and persuading audiences * Eleventh edition features enhanced chapters on online writing and reporting, technology and new media, and broadcasting and its connections with traditional print journalism * Extends the textbook's tradition of introducing students to the basics of good journalism and blends it with the methods and demands of contemporary media
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. Note on Authors. 1. Understanding News. 2. Gathering News. 3. Writing News Leads. 4. Writing the News Story. 5. Writing Specialty Stories. 6. Writing Feature Stories. 7. Sportswriting. 8. Writing Editorials and Opinion Columns. 9. In-depth Reporting. 10. Covering Entertainment. 11. Yearbook Reporting and Writing. 12. Using Journalism Style. 13. Editing Copy: Coaching Writers. 14. Writing Headlines. 15. Understanding Typography and Production. 16. Newspaper Design and Layout. 17. Yearbook Page Layout. 18. Newsmagazines, Special Sections, Inserts and Supplements. 19. Online Journalism. 20. Visual Storytellling: Pictures, Art and Graphics. 21. Advertising in Newspapers and Yearbooks. 22. Ethics for Journalists. 23. Student Press Law. 24. Careers in Media. Professional and Student Organizations. Glossary. Other Resources. Index
Tom E. Rolnicki is a journalism educator who resides in Minneapolis, Minn. For more than 34 years, he has taught journalism and spoken at journalism conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Croatia. C. Dow Tate is a journalism teacher at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, and the director of the Gloria Shields All-American Publication Workshop sponsored by Dallas County Schools. Sherri Taylor teaches graphic arts in the Visual & Interactive Communications Dept. of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also the director of the Empire State School Press Association at Syracuse University, and director of the School Press Institute, a summer journalism workshop for high school students.