Introduction to Journalism

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Carole Fleming
SAGE, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 245 pages
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'The book does what it says on the label. It is punctuated throughout with useful and relevant quotes from working journalists - their opinions, tips and warnings - a technique that drives home the message and adds life and colour' -THES Textbook Guide

The job of a journalist has changed dramatically over the past few decades with satellite links, 24 hour rolling news, and the Internet creating constant pressure for the latest updates. But for all that, the fundamentals of doing the job remain the same: it's about identifying a story, getting the interviews, and delivering a balanced and interesting report.

'Introduction to Journalism' examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in newspapers, television, radio and online:

" Provides case studies as a guide to researching stories, interviewing, and writing for each medium, as well as recording material for both radio and television.

" Offers a wide range of comment and tips on the best way to approach stories

" Includes interviews with journalists working on a variety of news outlets from the BBC to weekly newspapers.

This book provides a lively and authoritative introduction to journalism and readers will enjoy the insight from a range of journalists.

 

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Contents

Researching a Story
27
Writing a Story
42
Interviewing
70
Broadcast Skills
94
An Introduction to the English Legal System
117
The Journalist and the Law
134
Reporting the Courts
160
Reporting Local Government and Politics
183
Media Regulation
208
Glossary of Legal Terms
226
Bibliography
233
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