So You Want To Be A Journalist? (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Feb 19, 2007 - Social Science
0 Reviews
This book is a practical, hands-on guide to the world of journalism, particularly for the beginner. It contains step-by-step instructions on writing for the news media, and practical advice and suggestions on all facets of reporting. It covers the basic skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and feature material, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design, the essentials of grammar, the law, and ethical and professional behaviour. The book uses numerous examples to demonstrate its points. It relies almost exclusively on the excellent work of student reporters to show what young people can achieve, despite not having the resources of large news organisations behind them. The book also highlights the efforts of some of the hundreds of students who have worked with the author over many years to produce fine examples of writing and reporting in the very best traditions of journalism.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgments viii
7
Writing news for radio television and the internet
53
Writing stories for the reader
73
The fundamentals of reporting
107
Writing skills
127
Spelling and punctuation
155
Subbing
171
Basic newspaper layout and design
197
Contempt
233
Defamation
255
Knowing your rights
271
Research skills
283
Facts and figures
297
Questions and interviews
317
Being professional in journalism
335
News bulletin transcripts and stories
343

Understanding the
217

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Ethics for Journalists
Richard Keeble
No preview available - 2008

About the author (2007)

Bruce Grundy is the Adjunct Professor of Journalism in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland.

Bibliographic information