Introduction to News Writing: The Real Scoop

Author(s): Kathryn Sarah Quigley

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2012

Pages: 172

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The field of journalism has changed dramatically over the past decade - the Middle East experienced the “Arab Spring” of reform, Twitter and Facebook have gained social media users at an explosive rate, and newspapers, magazines and TV news programs continue to change and restructure.

One thing remains the same: the need for compelling and concise news stories. Now, more than ever, journalists need to be able to get the stories right. And they need to write and report faster than ever.

Written in a spare, precise, and oftentimes humorous way, Introduction to News Writing: The Real Scoop provides knowledge and confidence to college journalism students and those just starting out in the field.

Introduction to News Writing: The Real Scoop:

  • Is written by Kathryn Quigley – an educator, newspaper reporter, and freelance journalist.
  • Provides detailed advice and tips on how to cover typical journalism assignments.
  • Features in-depth interviews with top reporters and editors. 
  • Contains Ten Tips and tear-out assignment sheets for each chapter.

Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: School and Government
Chapter 3: Police Reporting
Chapter 4: Covering Courts
Chapter 5: Natural Disasters and Bad Weather  
Chapter 6: Press Conferences and Speeches
Chapter 7: Parades and Protests
Chapter 8: Profiles
Chapter 9: Children and Families
Chapter 10: Business Reporting SPJ Code of Ethics

Kathryn Sarah Quigley

Kathryn Quigley is an associate professor of journalism at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, and a freelance writer. A native of Philadelphia, she began her journalism career as a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Quigley was a staff writer at the Orlando Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Daytona Beach News-Journal newspapers in Florida and the Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina.

She graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communications and from the University of Maryland College Park with an M.A. in Journalism.

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