Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Getting the Whole Story
Reporting and Writing the News

Gibbs, Cheryl; Warhover, Tom
Publisher:  The Guilford Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  2002  
Pages:  451pp   ISBN:  1-57230-795-1
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Library of Congress Number:  PN4781.P525 2002   Dewey:  070.4'3-dc21
Resource Type:  Book

Abstract:  Gibbs and Warhover are American academics. This book is an introductory text for the American newspaper stream in colleges. It covers the five Ws plus How, beats, a bibliography for further reading, and exercises for the classroom or assignments. It looks into gathering information, conducting interviews, framing stories, writing organized articles, working with editors (in a positive vein: no horror or confrontation or personnel stories), photographers, public service (=Yankee) journalism. All examples are US, with AP style, US libel laws, etc. There is the obligatory section on grammar, spelling, tips and advice.

Some interesting facts: why this book? From the opening, "Our goal was to create a textbook that puts the "whys" of journalism together with the "hows"". I have the easy answer, since students are not stupid: DISCIPLINE.

What I don't like about this resource: I checked the index, and there were NO entries for Internet, email, web, Usenet, discussion group, forum. There was one page reference to "online editor". Research has a few entries#Hello? Hello?

What I do like about this resource: "further reading" is broken into categories "in print" and "on the web"#hello? hello? why is this here if the book doesn't talk about the Internet?

Quality-to-Price Ratio: 51 for us in Canada, 79 for Americans, 82 for newspaper streamers.

[Review by Dean Tudor]

Topics


Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks
c/o Sources


© 2018. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.