Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

by Richard Keeble, Ian Reeves
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Newspapers Handbook / Edition 4

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415331135
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Series: Media Practice Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors     vi
Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Behind the Hollywood myths: the journalist's job     1
Efficks, ethics or politics?     26
Sourcing the news     51
The art of interviewing     74
Learning the language of news     94
News reporting: beyond the five Ws     109
Planning for the unforeseen: covering transport accidents, fires, demonstrations and human interest stories     128
More news assignments: meetings, press conferences, reports, speeches and eye-witness reporting     150
Powerful Information: reporting national and local government   John Turner     164
All human life: covering the courts   Mark Hanna     192
Investigative reporting: the times they are a-changin'?   Nick Nuttall     204
Feature writing: thinking visually, painting pictures with words     219
Some specialist areas: personal columns, reviewing, freelancing     240
New technology: how journalism can damage your health     256
On or off the job - or both? Training and careers     260
Glossary     266
Bibliography     280
Index     292

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