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Journalism: Publishing Across Media

Journalism: Publishing Across Media
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By: Janet Ewell, Michelle Balmeo, Ellen Austin, and Randy Hamm

ISBN: 978-1-61960-991-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2016
Subject: Journalism
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Journalism: Publishing Across Media teaches the principles, practices and styles used in traditional and new media. It explains core journalism concepts in a student-friendly way to high school learners in first-year Journalism and Communication programs. In contrast to other journalism texts, this text stresses the importance of telling stories through visual and audio elements, as well as the written and spoken word. Examples of student and professional work accompany the text.
  • Writers' Workshops in each chapter lead students through a process that emphasizes writing for an audience, develops students' writing ability, and trains them for future editorial leadership.
  • Journalism Style activities at the end of each chapter teach students the skills they need to create written copy in accepted journalism style.
  • The text includes abundant examples and assignments derived from real-life high school publishing situations to help create strong writers and editors who are grounded in journalistic values, ethics, and practices.

Table of Contents

  1. Bringing Information to an Audience
What does a journalist do?
  2. News Values and Story Ideas
What do we cover?
  3. Media Law
May we cover that?
  4. Media Ethics
Should we cover that?
  5. Writing Breaking News and Developing Stories
Is it timely?
  6. Writing General News Stories
It's news, but it's not breaking
  7. Writing Headlines and Captions
Why will they read it?
  8. Researching and Evaluating Sources
How do we know that?
  9. Interviews and Attributions
Whom do we ask? How do we quote them?
10. Feature Stories
When it's time to go deeper
11. Sports
Who won and why?
12. Editorials, Opinion Pieces, Columns, Blogs and Cartoons
What do you think?
13. Reviews—of Everything
If you want my expert opinion…
14. Letters to the Editor, Online Responses and Community Forums
Is it good if they talk back to you?
15. Designing with Purpose
How do we pull the reader in with design
16. Visual and Multimedia Storytelling
How do we show them the story?
17. Advertising
How do we pay the bills?

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.46 MB)
   sample Chapter 12 (PDF, 2.48 MB)
   sample Covering the Hard Stuff (PDF, 81 KB)
   sample Writing Map for a Review (PDF, 262 KB)
Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Textbook Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Journalism)
   sample Textbook Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Journalism)
   sample Textbook Chapter 12 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Journalism)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 5 (PPS, 2.05 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Journalism)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


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About Author(s)

Janet Ewell - has advised award-winning newspapers at two Title One urban high schools. She is a Master Journalism Educator, a recipient of the Journalism Education Association Medal of Merit and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Key. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication honored her in 2008 for “Defense of the First Amendment and the rights of all California students.”

She credits her background as a National Board Certified Teacher and as a Fellow of the South Basin Writing Project for much of her approach to teaching journalism.

She graduated from Brigham Young University and received her Masters from California State University Long Beach. She has been published in English Journal, Journalism Education Today, California Publisher, Dow-Jones Adviser and the Los Angeles Times, and has presented at multiple Journalism Education Association conventions and other journalism workshops.

Michelle Balmeo - Master Journalism Educator, has spent a decade advising high school journalists at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. In that time, her students have been multiple-time National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award winners and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award winners. The student media responsibilities of her staff evolved in that time from a print monthly newspaper to a monthly newsmagazine and news website that incorporates interactive and multimedia storytelling. Balmeo was a 2010 California Journalism Educator of the Year, High School Division, a 2011 Journalism Education Association Rising Star and a 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Distinguished Adviser. She regularly presents at local and national conferences, contributes to the JEADigitalMedia.org website and serves as the Web Curriculum Leader for JEA.

Ellen Austin - has taught journalism and advised student publications since 2000. She is currently the director of journalism at The Harker School in San Jose, where she advises the award-winning newspaper, news magazine, website and yearbook programs. Previously, Austin taught journalism for six years at Palo Alto High School, where she started the nationally recognized Viking sports magazine and website, and co-advised the broadcast program.

Austin has served on the Journalism Education Association national board of directors and the JEA (Northern California) regional board. Austin serves on the Student Press Law Center steering committee, and was its former chair. She was a JEA Rising Star honoree in 2006, the inaugural year of that award. She received the 2011 CAL-JEC Journalism Educator of the Year (High School Division) and was the Dow Jones News Fund 2012 National Journalism Teacher of the Year. She holds a Gold Key from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. She is a presenter at state and national conventions, and teaches at several journalism workshops.

Austin holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and a master's degree in secondary education from the University of Minnesota.

Randy Hamm - advised The Kernal, the student paper at East High School in Bakersfield, California, for 21 years. The California Journalism Education Coalition named him High School Journalism Educator of the Year in 2006, the same year his students received a Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association. Hamm served for many years on the board of the Northern California Journalism Education Association. He lives with his wife Norma in Bella Vista, Arkansas.


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Text 978-1-61960-991-4 $99.96$74.97
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