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Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists

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In Heat & Light, a legendary journalist and a journalism professor join forces to offer a one-of-a-kind guide for our next generation of great journalists. Drawing on the authors' decades of experience at the top of the field and inspired directly by beginners’ most frequently asked questions, Heat & Light offers invaluable advice on such topics as:

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Kalie Lyn
I was skeptical when I first picked up Heat and Light. It was not a book I was obligated to read for class, nor was it a book I was told to read for a job; it was a book I wanted to read for my future journalist self. While I wanted to read it to learn about the ins-and-outs of journalism, I was still scared that maybe this book would be too technical, too full of lists, and ultimately boring. However, after reading the first page, I realized how wrong I was.

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It comes as no secret to web readers that the news media is going through the greatest revolution since the days of William Randolph Hearst. Newspapers, like Hearst’s, are trimming back or going under entirely, while cable news and the internet have dismantled the 24 hour news cycle and put a strain on much of its credibility. Who better than seven decade reporter, Mike Wallace, to give us insight into where news journalism has been and where it is going?

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Brandon Iben
Some really good insight for anyone working in Broadcast/Print/Radio news. Towards the end, a lot of the material seemed to be common sense, but added historical facts with certain cases and situations.
Ethar
It was interesting
I liked the late chapters more than the opening chapters
It could be easier in it's language
I need it as a journalisim student though iam gonna readi again =D
Kalie
Good information with a little bit of humor. Really great interviewing advice (for both broadcast and print) journalists.
John
Wallace was a brilliant journalists I revered when I was younger. One of us has gotten older and more simplistic.
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