The Missouri Group's clear and authoritative step-by-step approach comes from years in the field and in the classroom. Through extensive contemporary examples and dependable, no-frills advice, the Missouri Group teaches students the reporting and writing skills they need to become effective journalists in "every" medium and for "every" beat. The ninth edition of "News Reporting and Writing" addresses students' greatest challenges by providing more writing help than ever before. It prepares students for the realities of today's news rooms with the most contemporary coverage of new trends in journalism including convergence, citizen journalism, and researching online. A reinvigorated new text design emphasizes what's important, increases ease of navigation, and makes salient features and examples quicker and easier to find.Brooks, Brian S. is the author of 'News Reporting and Writing', published 2007 under ISBN 9780312464196 and ISBN 0312464193.