HEAT AND LIGHT: ADVICE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF JOURNALISTS  is the book from legendary newsman Mike Wallace of the CBS News show 60 Minutes and his former CBS colleague Beth Knobel, now an assistant professor at Fordham University in New York.

The book’s title, “Heat and Light,” is a phrase Wallace often uses to describe what good journalism is all about.  “Heat” refers to a story’s emotional pull—the drama, conflict or characters that get readers involved in a story.  “Light” is information—the fresh knowledge that a well-reported story can offer.  A good news story has both, and HEAT AND LIGHT sets out to teach young journalists the basics of weaving the two together into important reporting.  The book makes an important contribution to the teaching of journalism by including not only the big-picture questions like fairness, responsibility and ethics, but also explaining the concrete writing and reporting skills that all young journalists must know.
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Heat and Light: Advice for the Next
Generation of Journalists
By Mike Wallace and Beth Knobel

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Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times

Robert Anderson, producer, CBS News 60 Minutes

Ron Blum, sports reporter, the Associated Press

Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Michael Bronner, contributor, Vanity Fair

Eve Burton, General Counsel, the Hearst Corporation

Christopher Chivers,  Correspondent, The New York Times, and contributing editor for Esquire and Field & Stream

James Ford, reporter, WPIX-TV, Channel 11, New York

Lin Garlick, Executive Editor, CBS Newspath

Arthur S. Hayes, Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Neil Hickey, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, former New York Bureau Chief, TV Guide

Neil Hopp, Central Michigan University

Marvin Kalb, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, former correspondent for CBS News and NBC News

Bill Keller, Executive Editor, The New York Times

Joshua Micah Marshall, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Talking Points Memo

Linda Mason, Senior Vice President, CBS News

Russ Mitchell, anchor, The CBS Sunday Night News with Russ Mitchell and CBS News National Correspondent

Kim Murphy, Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Palmer, London correspondent, CBS News

Scott Pelley, correspondent, CBS News 60 Minutes

Anthony Ramirez, former reporter and editor, The New York Times and Fortune, now at the
Las Vegas Sun

Chip Scanlon, the Poynter Institute

Robert Smith, correspondent, National Public Radio

Chris Wallace, Fox News Channel, host, Fox News Sunday









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