Grounded in the basics: grammar, news writing style and traditional story structures, this title introduces students to what reporters do - engage the world around them, generate story ideas, gather information, and write a story. It addresses topics such as broadcast and convergence, taking into account the multimedia nature of journalism.
Paperback, 704 pages
August 5th 2004
by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published November 1996)
This is the best introductory journalism textbook I've encountered. Includes several great assignments for in-class work; also drives home the importance of factchecking (many of the assignments feature mispellings/contradictions that force students to verify the info). Effectively teaches nuts & bolts journalism while encouraging students to develop their news sense.