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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing, First Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing by Vince F. Filak offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers.

Visit the author’s blog at www.dynamicsofwriting.com to get tips for teaching the course, industry related news, sample exercises & assignments, & more! 


We gratefully acknowledge Vince F. Filak for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jeremy Kohler of Washington University at St. Louis and Kepos Media for developing the ancillaries on this site.