Journalism: Principles and Practice

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SAGE, Mar 18, 2009 - Education - 256 pages
"A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have."
- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

"Stands out in a crowded field."
The Guardian

"The bible of professional education in journalism... Every student of journalism should buy a copy."
- THE (Times Higher Education)

This is the indispensable guide to the theory and practice of journalism, now updated with 25% entirely new material. With its innovative text design, it creatively combines the experience and advice of practising journalists with the theories and insights from the academic study of journalism.

This second edition thoroughly addresses the ‘converged’ nature of much 21st century journalism, with discussion and examples of online practice embedded throughout to represent the reality that online journalism is increasingly part of the job for all journalists.

New and improved features include:

  • More examples, more depth, and more interviews with journalists.
  • A whole new chapter on telling stories through pictures, whether on TV or online.
  • Fresh new examples reflecting today’s journalistic practice.
  • More insights from online journalists on blogging, the use of video and audio on the web, interactive maps and other ways of doing journalism online.

This edition embraces the new without abandoning the fundamentals of what journalism is all about. It will continue to inspire students of journalism to reflect on everyday practice and connect it to academic debate.


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this book is very important, when i learning mass communication


two constraints and influences on journalists
three what is news?
four where does news come from?
five the journalist as objective reporter
six the journalist as investigator
seven the journalist as entertainer
eight interviewing
nine writing news
ten writing features
eleven telling it in pictures
twelve style for journalists
the challenge for journalism
national union of journalists code of conduct
references and bibliography

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