Writing for the Mass Media will be a new edition — its 9th — next year.
The new edition will maintain the same chapter outline (with some minor adjustments) as the 8th edition, but the material in the book will be expanded and updated.
This new edition will be more closely tied to the book’s website than any of the previous editions. That is, students and instructions who use the book will be able to access more material about the chapter content and exercises. Some of this material will be multimedia, such as audio and video.
That’s about all I can tell you at the moment. The manuscript is due to the publisher on Dec. 31.
Writing for the Mass Media is a text written to introduce students to the various basic forms of writing for the mass media and to the professional requirements of writing in a media environment.
The book was first published in 1984 and has since been used as a text in more than 500 colleges and universities, as well as in many high school and technical school classrooms.