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Tables of Contents for News Writing and Reporting for Today''s Media
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PART ONE: THE FOURTH ESTATE

Chapter 1: Today's Media

Chapter 2: Ingredients of News PART TWO: THE RUDIMENTS

Chapter 3: Summary Leads

Chapter 4: Special Leads

Chapter 5: Organizing a News Story

Chapter 6: Developing a News Story

Chapter 7: Quotations and Attributions

Chapter 8: Qualities of Good Writing

PART THREE: GATHERING INFORMATION

Chapter 9: Interviewing

Chapter 10: Computer-Assisted Reporting and Research

Chapter 11: Surveys

PART FOUR: BASIC ASSIGNMENTS

Chapter 12: Obituaries

Chapter 13: News Releases

Chapter 14: Speeches and Press Conferences

Chapter 15: Weather and Disasters

Chapter 16: Features

Chapter 17: Broadcast Writing

PART FIVE: BEATS

Chapter 18: Multicultural Reporting

Chapter 19: City Government

Chapter 20: Police and Fire

Chapter 21: Courts

Chapter 22: Sports

PART SIX: ADVANCED ASSIGNMENTS

Chapter 23: In-Depth and Investigative Reporting

Chapter 24: Business and Other Specialties

PART SEVEN: BEYOND THE WRITING

Chapter 25: Law

Chapter 26: Ethics and Fairness: Responsibility to Society

Appendix A: Associated Press Style Rules

Appendix B: Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethic

Appendix C: Glossary