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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

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Breaking news! This is like having J-school in a book.

In recent years, news reporting has dramatically changed. While the basic “who, what, when, where, and why” of journalism is still relevant, aspiring journalists are now asking “How?” The 21st century of blogs, instant internet access, and 24-hour news shows with minute-by-minute updates has made reporting a whole new—and very competitive—business. Here, a newspaper veteran answers every ...

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Overview

Breaking news! This is like having J-school in a book.

In recent years, news reporting has dramatically changed. While the basic “who, what, when, where, and why” of journalism is still relevant, aspiring journalists are now asking “How?” The 21st century of blogs, instant internet access, and 24-hour news shows with minute-by-minute updates has made reporting a whole new—and very competitive—business. Here, a newspaper veteran answers every question about the new world of journalism, and explores every possibility for success.
—Covers TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, e-zine, podcast, and internet reporting
—Includes a resource list of media outlets, schools, and university programs
—Explores different angles for approaching hard news, entertainment, weather, or sports

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592576708
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher K. Passante is a 15-year newspaper veteran who has covered hard news, features, and sports. He's spent the last eight years as an editor and is currently serving as a managing editor for the Beaufort (SC) Gazette. Chris is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Extreme Weather.
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