Reporting in a Multimedia World: An introduction to core journalism skills

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Allen & Unwin, Jan 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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Every journalist must be able to conduct an interview and write snappy copy. No matter what field they are working in journalists also need to be able to wield a digital recorder, take photographs, talk to camera convincingly and create content for online delivery.

Reporting in a Multimedia World offers a thorough overview of the core skills journalists need for the 21st century. The authors show how to generate story ideas, handle interviews, write for different audiences, and edit your own copy. They explain the basics of news photography and broadcast media, the requirements of different digital platforms and the challenges of user generated content. They also look at professional issues: the use of social media by journalists, legal and ethical issues, and career strategies.

Thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid changes in media as a result of digital technologies, and written in a lively style with case studies and tips from experienced journalists, Reporting in a Multimedia World is an ideal introduction to an exciting and demanding profession.

'Theoretical and practical aspects of journalism are perfectly matched, making it an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.' - Padma Iyer in AsiaPacific MediaEducator
 

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Contents

1 THE NEWSROOM
3
2 THE AUDIENCE
13
3 THE WATCHDOGS
20
PART 2 THE RAW MATERIAL
29
4 SOURCES OF NEWS
31
PART 3 NEWSGATHERING
51
5 GENERATING NEWS STORIES
53
6 THE ROUNDS
81
11 NEWS WRITINGGUIDELINES
199
12 NEWS WRITINGGRAMMAR
213
PART 5 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
221
13 WRITING THE NEWS STORY
223
14 FEATURE STORIES
239
15 NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
255
16 WORKING WITH VIDEO AND AUDIO
273
17 WORKING ON AIR AND ON CAMERA
286

7 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
114
8 INTERVIEWING
137
9 WORKING WITH NUMERICAL INFORMATION
154
PART 4 NEWS WRITING
171
10 THE NEWS STORY STRUCTURE
173
PART 6 PROFESSIONAL OPTIONS
295
18 THE CAREER PATH
297
REFERENCES
317
INDEX
324
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BARBARA ALYSEN is a senior lecturer in Journalism at the University of Western Sydney and author of The Electronic Reporter. MANDY OAKHAM is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT and editor of Don't Bury the Lead. ROGER PATCHING is Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism at Bond University and co-author of Journalism Ethics. GAIL SEDORKIN is a features journalist for The Cairns Post, teaches at James Cook University, and is the author of Interviewing.

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