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This book provides a lively and authoritative introduction to journalism in all its forms. The focus of the book is to show how journalists do their job, not only by explaining the process but also by hearing from those who do it on a daily basis.
Taking into account the fact that the field of journalism has seen dramatic changes in recent decades, this book
- examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in diverse media?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 range of comments 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.
Table of Contents
What Is News?
Researching a Story
Writing a Story
An Introduction to the English Legal System
The Journalist and the Law
Reporting the Courts
Reporting Local Government and Politics