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The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical ...
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The Newspapers Handbook

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Overview

The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical controversies.
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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781134726424
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 6 MB

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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