Reporting for Journalists

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 169 pages
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Reporting for Journalists examines the work of the news reporter from the process of finding a story, tracing sources to support it, interviewing contacts and gathering information and then filing the finished report. It is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.
Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and explains the importance of learning to report across all media - radio, television, on-line, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies and examples of print and broadcast news stories, Reporting for Journalists includes:
* how to find a story and how to develop ideas
* researching the story and building a contacts book
* making best use of computer aided reporting, news groups, chat rooms and search engines
* covering courts, council and press conferences
* a chapter on broadcast reporting highlighting issues specific to television and radio
* an annotated bibliography, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalistic websites.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The role of the reporter
4
Finding a story
15
Researching the story
24
Office procedures
48
On the road
55
Making contact
68
Inside the door
80
Filing the story
130
What next?
142
And finally
149
Glossary
153
Further reading
155
Internet sites of interest
158
Bibliography
162
Index
166

Interviewing
96
Broadcasting
114

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About the author (2002)

Chris Frost is senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. A journalist and a teacher for almost thirty years, he chairs the National Union of Journalist's ethics council. He is the author of Media Ethics and Self Regulation

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