The Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

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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.

The Newspapers Handbook encourages a critical approach to newspaper practice. Thoroughly updated for the fourth edition and 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 specialisms 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.

About the Author:
Richard Keeble is Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and former director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Journalism at City University

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'something quite unique in its attempt to untie theroy and practice within a single volume... Keeble is doing to journalism what John Berger did to art appreciation with the aim here of developing the reflective journalist in a global world... The Newspapers Handbook will remain the definitive work because of the range, quality and depth of its content.' - Rob Melville, Journalism Practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415331142
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Media Practice Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • 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

1 Behind the Hollywood myths : the journalist's job 1
2 Efficks, ethics or politics? 26
3 Sourcing the news 51
4 The art of interviewing 74
5 Learning the language of news 94
6 News reporting : beyond the five Ws 109
7 Planning for the unforeseen : covering transport accidents, fires, demonstrations and human interest stories 128
8 More news assignments : meetings, press conferences, reports, speeches and eye-witness reporting 150
9 Powerful information : reporting national and local government 164
10 All human life : covering the courts 192
11 Investigative reporting : the times they are a-changin'? 204
12 Feature writing : thinking visually, painting pictures with words 219
13 Some specialist areas : personal columns, reviewing, freelancing 240
14 New technology : how journalism can damage your health 256
15 On or off the job - or both? : training and careers 260
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