The Newspapers Handbook / Edition 3

The Newspapers Handbook / Edition 3

by Richard Keeble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415240832

ISBN-13: 9780415240833

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415240833
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Media Practice Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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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