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Scholastic Journalism, 12th Edition

Scholastic Journalism, 12th Edition

C. Dow Tate, Sherri A. Taylor

ISBN: 978-0-470-65934-2

Sep 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

544 pages


The new 12th edition of Scholastic Journalism is fully revised and updated to encompass the complete range of cross platform multimedia writing and design to bring this classic into the convergence age.

  • Incorporates cross platform writing and design into each chapter to bring this classic high school journalism text into the digital age
  • Delves into the collaborative and multimedia/new media opportunities and changes that are defining the industry and journalism education as traditional media formats converge with new technologies
  • Continues to educate students on the basic skills of collecting, interviewing, reporting, and writing in journalism
  • Includes a variety of new user-friendly features for students and instructors
  • Features updated instructor manual and supporting online resources, available at

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About the authors xi

Preface xii

Acknowledgments xiii

Walk through xvi

Timeline xxii

1 Understanding news 3

2 Interviewing and reporting 29

3 News writing 51

4 Writing specialty stories 81

5 Writing feature stories 111

6 Sportswriting 139

7 Opinion writing 165

8 In-depth reporting 189

9 Coaching writers and editing copy 215

10 Writing headlines 245

11 Typography and production 263

12 Newspaper layout and design 291

13 Yearbook design 323

14 Online journalism 347

15 Visual storytelling: pictures, art and graphics 371

16 Advertising in newspapers and yearbooks 405

17 Student press law 427

18 Ethics for student journalists 451

19 Careers in the media 471

Professional and student organizations 485

Glossary 488

Index 498

“If you can only use one journalism textbook in your class, this is the once to choose. Scholastic Journalism, 12e is comprehensive, well-organized, and up-to-date and it is sure to meet the needs of any journalism classes, from those dealing with traditional news reporting and feature writing to online journalism and graphic design of newspapers, yearbooks, or multimedia projects.”  (The Worlds of R. A. Hortz, 1 September 2013)