Summary: An Introduction to News Reporting gives beginning reporters the tools to succeed by introducing them to news beats and the people, issues, sources, and stories associated with them.
The text begins by reviewing the basics of reporting, including conducting interviews, developing sources, finding documents, and gathering information ethically and legally. It continues with a detailed look at the beats students are most likely to cover as beginning reporters ...show more: local government, education, business, police and fire, courts, and others. Useful online sources are also included. ...show less