CONTENTS:- 1. Getting Started; 2. Reporting; 3. Quotations; 4. Leads and Endings; 5. The Body; 6. Putting it all together; 7. Computer-assisted Reporting.
Computer-assisted Reporting is revolutionsing Australian journalism. Unfortunately, few working journalists are equipped to use these new techniques. However, some tertiary journalism students are already using CAR to enhance traditional reporting methods. Students get information from online databases, create their own databases to spot trends, and use spreadsheets to crunch numbers. They get story ideas and become instant experts by lurking on some of the thousands of usergroups, newsgroups, bulletin bulletin board and listservs. They use email to interview experts worldwide. In short, teenage students can produce investigative feature stories far beyond the capabilities of senior journalists. This revised edition of Newspaper Feature Writing by Len Granato is at the cutting edge of the revolution. It has three main aims: to maintain and enhance the systematic approach to feature writing pioneered in the earlier editions; to help lecturers integrate CAR into their courses; and to give working journalisms some instruction in CAR.