News Writing and Reporting takes students on the beat, into the press box, council chambers, and courthouse, and to a speech and press conference. It introduces them to current issues such as cultural sensitivity, multimedia journalism, and legal and ethical considerations that journalists face every day. Throughout the text, reporters and editors offer their down-to-earth advice, and, whenever possible, professional journalists covering actual stories are used as instructional models. Students are exposed to the work of professionals while gathering the tools to follow in their footsteps.A chapter on multimedia journalism (17) that introduces students to storytelling on the WebAn expanded chapter on broadcast writing (16) that features an extensive new section on writing for televisionAn expanded chapter on news releases (18) that demonstrates the basics An expanded chapter on multicultural reporting (19), with added strategies for covering the disability communityExpanded coverage of in-depth and investigative reporting (Ch. 24), with even more examples and tips An expanded concluding chapter on ethics and fairness (27), featuring a new section on growing concerns about media credibilityChecklists, found every few pages, offer step-by-step guides that reinforce key points in the chapters. An extensive Instructorżs Manual accompanies the text.First-person accounts from reporters and editors enhance the practical aspects of this text. Current examples of stories from a wide range of print and online newspapers give students a feel for varying and diverse publishing markets. The text offers detailed, comprehensive discussions of the rudiments of news writing and reporting, as well as comprehensive discussions on special kinds of reporting. A revised workbook with exercises based on real news events is available for packaging with the text.