Associated Press Reporting Handbook by Jerry Schwartz

By Jerry Schwartz

This e-book talking normally to battle correspondents or severe reporters. a lot of the knowledge was once now not beneficial to a small city journalist who's simply trying to find the best way to interview and ethics.

Most of the ebook consisted of examples of significant writing. All you need to do is choose up front web page of any huge newspaper and you'll get prime quality examples of journalism. i assumed this used to be thoroughly pointless. no longer what I expected.

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He was, on the (me hand, deeply impressed by the giant Bemberg-Glanzstoff mills. "The mills themselves," he wrote, "had that combination of the terrible with the magnificent that is so disconcerting. " Yes, the city was growing; in 1920 Elizabethton had a mere 2,749 citizens, he reported, and by 1929 had over 8,000. Much of the town was, in feet, less than five years old, and the hastily constructed buildings, Anderson thought, already had "that half

It was started in 1880 and ever since had been the voice of the textile industry. " The paper's reason for being was boosting the textile industry. In 1929 its editor, Hugh A. Query, was one of the city's respectable elite; in addition to running die paper, Query was an officer of the local American Legion. On Wednesday, April 3, the third day of the strike, the Gastonia Daily Gazette published, under the banner headlines "Call Out Militia. Gastonia and Shelby Units are Ordered Out to Quell Loray Strike," a fearful account of the strike's early days.

Although the paper's cheery tone took on an increasingly surreal quality in light of the chaos in the streets, the paper's mood rarely varied. "53 And even in the midst of the crisis the paper returned obsessively to its old themes. Early in April, just after the kidnappings, the Star happily expressed a "new optimism" about Elizabethton's future. Montgomery Ward would soon be opening a store; Dr. 54 Trapped in categories forged a half-century before, terrified by authority's breakdown, the Star clung to what it knew best, booming and boasting and cheerleading, even when such optimism was increasingly distant from what the paper could see with its very own eyes.

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