News Writing and Reporting

News Writing and Reporting: An Introduction to Skills and Theory

(Oxford University Press, 2018). Bruce Gillespie.

News Writing and Reporting: An Introduction to Skills and Theory is a concise, friendly guide to mastering the fundamentals of journalism practice in Canada. Award-winning Canadian writer and editor Bruce Gillespie demonstrates essential skills–such as conducting interviews, evaluating newsworthiness, developing story ideas, and recognizing legal and ethical issues–which are followed by a compelling selection of readings written by foremost journalism experts and scholars in Canada, including Duncan McCue, Ivor Shapiro, and Yasmin Jiwani.

Together, these experts provide students with a well-informed, balanced foundation in journalism practice and thought. Complete with exercises and examples that are seamlessly integrated into this upbeat narrative, along with end-of-chapter discussion questions and further resources, News Writing and Reporting motivates students to develop practical skills and think critically about the roles and responsibilities of journalists today.

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