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News Production: Theory and Practice [NOOK Book]

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Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context of contemporary newsrooms.


Providing eight detailed ethnographies of eight different news ...

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News Production: Theory and Practice

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Overview

Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context of contemporary newsrooms.


Providing eight detailed ethnographies of eight different news production settings, News Production includes individual chapters that follow two news workers through their daily routines, detailing the exact nature of their jobs.


It provides students with:




  • case studies to compare to their own experiences



  • concrete examples to consolidate their skill-based training



  • questions to raise about their placements



  • information on how to prepare reports



  • constraints they may encounter, and how to deal with them. 

With chapters including ‘News Agencies’, ‘The Roving Reporter’, ‘Photojournalism’ and ‘The New Reporter Learning the Ropes’, for anyone taking practical units in news reporting, sub-editing, and law and ethics, News Production will provide them with all the information they need to succeed in this hectic, competitive and exciting world.

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'The book is written in clear and accessible language and includes a wide range of references ... this book is recommended for the media library and for the teacher's shelf. It will provide stimulating material for getting students interested in news.' - Media Education Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134702459
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 478 KB

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
News journalism: bridging the 'theory-practice' divide     1
Analysing news output     23
News values for consumer groups     46
News beats and collecting news     68
Conflict reporting and propaganda     94
Humanitarian reporting     120
Visual journalism: reading the redesigns     137
'The best job in the world'     160
Conclusion     178
References     184
Index     193
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