Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Foundational Skills for a Digital Age

Vincent F. Filak,

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age
 
 

Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers.

Key Features:

  • An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories.
  • “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms.
  • “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position.  
  • “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.

 

 



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