The Newspapers Handbook

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 319 pages
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The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical controversies.
  

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Contents

1 Behind the Hollywood myths
1
2 Efficksor ethics?
24
3 Exploitation intimidation or cooperation?
45
4 The long short and enthralling art of interviewing
71
5 Learning the language of news
91
6 Hitting them hard
111
Accidents fires demonstrations and human interest stories
135
Meetings press conferences reports speeches and eyewitness reporting
164
Covering the courts
213
Feature writing
225
Personal columns reviewing freelancing
263
How journalism can damage your health
286
Training and careers
291
Appendices
298
Glossary
304
Index
316

Reporting national and local government
189

Common terms and phrases

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About the author (1998)

Richard Keeble is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City University in London. He was the editor of The Teacher and has worked on local newspapers in Nottingham and Cambridge.

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