“Newsthinking” Table of Contents
“Newsthinking” consists of ten chapters organized by the individual steps a reporter puts each story through
- Your Stance: Focusing your powers of attention to handle the daily flood of new information
- Leads: An introduction to “feedback” and “filters,” and a journey inside the mind of a reporter who has perfected them
- Sequencing: A mental strategy for putting the overall story’s facts in order
- Knowing the Reader: He’s impatient. He’s in a hurry. What are you doing to grab him?
- The Perspective Paragraph: The bane of a thousand dead editors
- Your Inner Voice: Exploiting the styles of silent speech
- Tapping the Right Brain: Drawing on the “magic” of your writing
- Creativity: The objective side of “magic.” While you’re fancifully searching for that unique approach, here’s how to make sure you’re headded in the right direction.
- Schizophrenia in Editing: Dr. Jekyll, the reporter, meets Mr. Hyde, the editor
- Coping with Pressure: How to spot it and how to keep your balance