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By Robert L. Wyss

Covering the Environment serves as a primer for destiny and present reporters reporting on environmental matters throughout all kinds of media. This sensible source explains the first concerns in writing at the atmosphere, identifies who to visit and the place to discover resources, and gives examples on writing and reporting the beat. It additionally presents historical past to assist environmental newshounds determine their audiences and count on reactions to environmental information.

This primer emphasizes the function of environmental newshounds no longer as environmental advocates yet as newshounds trying to thoroughly and reasonably file the scoop. Contents include:

  • An assessment and heritage of our environment and journalism, spotlighting the main major matters within the beat

  • Guidance on knowing environmental and future health technological know-how, starting from problems with threat, to clinical learn and experiences, to interviewing scientists

  • Insights into govt and regulatory groups and environmental advocates on each side of the political spectrum

  • Assistance in gaining access to public files and engaging in computer-assisted reporting

  • Guidance in writing the tale for print, broadcast and net audiences

  • An exam of the way forward for journalism and assurance of the environment.

Observations and tale excerpts from skilled newshounds offer a "real global" part, illuminating the perform of environmental journalism. extra good points in every one bankruptcy contain research questions, tale assignments and assets for more information. The publication additionally offers a thesaurus of environmental, technology, regulator and journalism phrases, in addition to a reference part and index.

This source has been built to coach complicated undergraduate and graduate journalism scholars to hide the technological know-how and setting neighborhood, writing print and broadcast tales to a common viewers. It additionally serves as a consultant for operating reporters who disguise the surroundings of their paintings.

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