Reporting for Journalists / Edition 2

Reporting for Journalists / Edition 2

by Chris Frost
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415553199

ISBN-13: 9780415553193

Pub. Date: 08/02/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts,
gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.

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Overview

Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts,
gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.

Reporting for Journalists
explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media - radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes:

  • information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps
  • finding a story and how to develop ideas
  • researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms
  • interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content
  • making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines
  • covering courts, councils and press conferences
  • reporting using video, audio and text
  • preparing reports for broadcasting or publication
  • consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems
  • an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415553193
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Series:
Media Skills Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Role of the Reporter
3. Finding a Story
4. Researching the Story
5. Office Procedures
6. On the Road
7. Making Contact
8. Inside the Door
9. Interviewing
10. Broadcasting, Cecile Wright
11. Filing the Story
12. What Next?
13. And Finally...
Glossary
Further reading
Internet sites of interest
Bibliography
Index

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