The third edition of
The Responsible Reporter gives practical advice to beginning journalism students on how to be socially responsible reporters in the new digital landscape of news gathering and dissemination. The book provides specific insights into the ethical and legal challenges of reporting in this new online environment; the history of responsible reporting in America; and instructions on how to report and edit news while maintaining journalistic integrity. The many content areas addressed include:
- public affairs
- international reporting
- science and technology
- crime and law enforcement
- the arts and entertainment
- business and finance
- health and medicine
- religion and moral issues
- literary journalism
The book is designed as an introductory text for journalism courses but would also be useful for related classes such as magazine and feature writing, principles of journalism, and news editing.
A 50-page downloadable teacher’s guide is available on request by emailing
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XIV, 252 pp.
Contents: Bruce J. Evensen: What’s New in the News – Bruce J. Evensen: A History of Responsible Reporting - Janan Hanna: Sidebar:
Responsible Reporting and the Law – Frederick R. Blevens: The Digital World and Responsible Reporting - Amy Schmitz Weiss:
Sidebar: Collaborative Newsgathering - Art Golab: Sidebar: Data Base Reporting – Catherine Cassara-Jemai: Sourcing and Interviewing
- Steve Smith: Sidebar: Interviewing – Bruce C. Swaffield: Going Online - Scott L. Powers: Sidebar: Arts and Entertainment
Reporting – Shayla Thiel-Stern: Assembling an Online Story - James L. Aucoin: Sidebar: Investigative Reporting – David R.
Davies: Beat Reporting and Community News - Carolyn S. Carlson: Sidebar: Covering Crime and Law Enforcement - Trace Regan:
Sidebar: Reporting Race and Ethnicity - Sonny Rhodes: Sidebar: Science and Technology Reporting – Ann O’Data Lawson: Covering
Speeches and Press Conferences - Lisa Pecot-Hebert: Sidebar: Covering Meetings - Ari L. Goldman: Sidebar: Reporting Religion
and Moral Issues – Bruce J. Evensen: Writing the Lead - Edmund Lawler: Sidebar: Business and Finance Reporting – Mike Conklin:
Writing a Newspaper Story - Debra A. Schwartz: Sidebar: Reporting National News - Lee Sillars: Sidebar: Reporting International
News – Sandra Ellis: Writing and Reporting Radio News - Bruce J. Evensen: Sidebar: Creating a Broadcast Sound – David Marshall:
Writing and Reporting Television News - Bruce J. Evensen: Sidebar: Creating a Broadcast Style – Sonny Rhodes: Feature Writing
- Sam G. Riley: Sidebar: Commentary and Column Writing - Mike Conklin: Sidebar: Sports Reporting - Janice Hume: Sidebar: Writing
the Obituary – James Martin: Writing for Magazines - John J. Pauly: Sidebar: Literary Journalism – David Copeland: Rewriting
and Editing - Holly Shreve Gilbert: Sidebar: Health and Medicine Reporting - Shawn Murphy: Sidebar: Weekly Reporting.