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Introduction to Journalism

Introduction to Journalism

First Edition

December 2005 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The job of a journalist has changed dramatically over the past few decades with satellite links, 24 hour rolling news, and the Internet creating constant pressure for the latest updates. But for all that, the fundamentals of doing the job remain the same: it's about identifying a story, getting the interviews, and delivering a balanced and interesting report.

An Introduction to Journalism examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in newspapers, television, radio, and online. This book provides case studies as a guide to researching stories, interviewing, and writing for each medium, as well as recording material for both radio and television. It offers a wide range of comments and tips on the best way to approach stories and includes interviews with journalists working on a variety of news outlets, from the BBC to weekly newspapers.

This book provides a lively and authoritative introduction to journalism and readers will enjoy the insight from a range of journalists.

What is News?
Researching a Story
Writing a Story
Broadcast Skills
An Introduction to the English Legal System
The Journalist and the Law
Reporting in the Courts
Reporting Local Government and Politics
Glossary of Legal Terms
Glossary of Journalism Terms

A very useful teaching resource.

Dr Martina Topic
Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
January 31, 2015

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