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
|Series:||Media Practice Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors vi
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