The Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

The Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

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by Richard Keeble, Ian Reeves
     
 

Fully revised and updated, The Newspapers Handbook remains the essential guide to working as a newspaper journalist. It examines the ever-changing, everyday skills of newspaper reporting and explores the theoretical, ethical and political dimensions of a journalist’s job.

Using a range of new examples from tabloid, compact and broadsheet newspapers,

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Overview

Fully revised and updated, The Newspapers Handbook remains the essential guide to working as a newspaper journalist. It examines the ever-changing, everyday skills of newspaper reporting and explores the theoretical, ethical and political dimensions of a journalist’s job.

Using a range of new examples from tabloid, compact and broadsheet newspapers, non-mainstream and local publications, Richard Keeble examines key journalistic skills such as the art of interviewing, news reporting, reviewing, feature writing, using the Internet and freelancing.

New chapters from John Turner, Nick Nuttall and Mark Hanna explore the specializms of local and national government reporting, investigative journalism and covering the courts.

The Newspapers Handbook includes:

  • interviews with journalists about their working practices
  • examples of writing from a range of recent publications
  • a guide to training and career opportunities
  • the importance of new technologies for the newspaper industry
  • an updated glossary of key terms and a revised bibliography.

The Newspapers Handbook encourages a critical approach to newspaper practice, and maintains its standing as a must-have student and professional resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415331142
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Media Practice Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Reeves is Deputy Director of the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism. An award-winning former editor of Press Gazette, he continues to write about business and media issues for a variety of newspapers and to provide digital consultancy for online news content. He is co-editor of What Do We Mean By Local? Grass-Roots Journalism - Its Death and Rebirth (with Neil Fowler and John Mair, 2012). He designed and built the Centre for Journalism’s website and its iPad app - the first app for a university department to appear on the Apple App Store.

Richard Lance Keeble is Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln. He is the author of Ethics for Journalists (2nd edition, 2008), the editor of Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction (2005), the co-editor of The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter (with Sharon Wheeler, 2007) and is co-editor and author of 25 other titles.

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Table of Contents

1Behind the Hollywood myths : the journalist's job1
2Efficks, ethics or politics?26
3Sourcing the news51
4The art of interviewing74
5Learning the language of news94
6News reporting : beyond the five Ws109
7Planning for the unforeseen : covering transport accidents, fires, demonstrations and human interest stories128
8More news assignments : meetings, press conferences, reports, speeches and eye-witness reporting150
9Powerful information : reporting national and local government164
10All human life : covering the courts192
11Investigative reporting : the times they are a-changin'?204
12Feature writing : thinking visually, painting pictures with words219
13Some specialist areas : personal columns, reviewing, freelancing240
14New technology : how journalism can damage your health256
15On or off the job - or both? : training and careers260

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