Universal Journalist - Second Edition / Edition 2

Universal Journalist - Second Edition / Edition 2

by David Randall
     
 

Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism isn't just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry

See more details below

Overview

Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism isn't just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information is constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism where they are seen as cynical and sloppy. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now more than ever this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists worldwide.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745316413
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/20/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1What Makes A Good Reporter?1
2The Limitations of Journalism14
3What Is News?22
4Where Do Good Stories Come From?31
5Research42
6Handling Sources, Not Them Handling You49
7Questioning58
8Reporting Numbers and Statistics72
9Online Research86
10Investigative Reporting99
11How To Cover Major Incidents112
12Mistakes, Corrections and Hoaxes123
13Ethics132
14Writing for Newspapers141
15Intros162
16Construction and Description174
17Handling Quotes186
18Different Ways To Tell A Story193
19Comment, Intentional and Otherwise198
20Journalism on the Net208
Recommended Reading218
Index221

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >