New edition now available

We’re happy to announce the publication of the second edition of our textbook, Advancing the Story: Broadcast Journalism in a Multimedia World. It’s available now from CQ Press or Amazon, and we hope you’ll check it out.

What’s different this time around? The new edition includes substantial revisions but retains the essential strengths of the original text: clear instruction on reporting and producing for multiple platforms; real-world examples and advice from professional journalists; discussion questions and hands-on exercises. New screen shots, images and examples are included throughout.

There‚Äôs also a new focus on the use of social media and mobile devices in gathering and disseminating news. Difficult to believe, but Twitter didn’t exist when we wrote the first edition.

We’re hard at work on a new companion website that will be available for use with the text this fall. You’ll be able to buy access to the entire site or to individual modules. Each online module–linked to a chapter in the text–includes interactive exercises, tutorials, resources and examples of multimedia storytelling. The “Ongoing Story” module allows users to report a story from beginning to end, and write a TV package as well as a Web version.

No matter what edition of the text you have, updated chapter-by-chapter content will continue to be available right here on the blog.

Thanks for your interest in Advancing the Story!