Essential Reporting

The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists
Author: Jon Smith,Joanne Butcher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205010
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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"If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described." - Times Higher Education "Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: what makes a good reporter what is news, and how to find it how newsrooms work day-to-day life as a reporter key reporting tasks covering courts and councils successful interviewing writing news stories specialist reporting handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.

The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism


Author: Andy Bull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607512
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.

The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism


Author: Andy Bull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607512
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 2079
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The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Mike Dodd,Mark Hanna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198809573
Category:
Page: 544
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Precise and lucid in its treatment of practical detail, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is the unrivalled handbook for students of journalism and professionals. Including pithy summaries, clear cross-references, and hands-on practical advice, McNae's meets the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work, while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Published in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the elemental text for students, and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's continues to successfully distil the law and make it manageable. Online resources Comprehensive online resources accompany the text, including regular updates from the authors to keep readers abreast of the law. www.mcnaes.com

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists


Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198785518
Category: Great Britain
Page: 648
View: 717
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'Essential Public Affairs for Journalists' is a practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently.

Researching for the Media

Television, Radio and Journalism
Author: Adele Emm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317698142
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
View: 7386
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Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism is an essential guide to researching for the media industry. It explains the role of the researcher and journalist within radio, television and journalism exploring key areas of what to expect in the job. Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism offers advice and instruction on practical, ethical and legal issues which affect anyone working in these industries. Beginning with suggestions on how to think up ideas and how to devise treatments, through to general research methods and techniques and guidance on working on location at home and abroad, it uses real examples of good and bad practice from the industry. Written by an experienced researcher, writer and producer, Researching for the Media includes: Tips on finding contributors from contestants, experts and specialists through to audiences and celebrities How to find photographs, picture and film clips and the ethical and legal issues involved Advice on finding and using music and copyright issues How the media uses the internet and social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram A discussion of risk assessment, codes of conduct, ethical behaviour and legal and safety issues A glossary of media terms, further reading and a list of helpful websites. Discover more at www.adeleemm.com

The Universal Journalist


Author: David Randall
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713595
Category: Journalism
Page: 225
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Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism does not only concern universal objectives, it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer-assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now, more than ever, this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists world-wide.

Online Journalism

The Essential Guide
Author: Steve Hill,Paul Lashmar
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297195
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights (http://onlinejournalismguide.com/) Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers


Author: Crawford Gillan,Sir Harold Evans
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446412113
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Essential English is an indispensable guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organisations. FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED BY CRAWFORD GILLAN RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCIETY OF EDITORS

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Tom Welsh,Walter Greenwood,David Banks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199211548
Category: Law
Page: 587
View: 1014
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

Law for Journalists

A Guide to Media Law
Author: Frances Quinn
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292208619
Category: Law
Page: 480
View: 3198
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Written by a working journalist with over 20 years’ experience, Law for Journalists is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of the day-to-day legal principles and practices you will need throughout your career. Suitable for use on courses accredited by the NCTJ and BCTJ, this book is packed full of practical tips and suggestions, making it a must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike. New to this edition: ● Discussion of the first cases brought since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force, highlighting how the new provisions are being interpreted by the courts. ● Increased coverage of broadcast and online journalism, and social media. ● More detailed focus on the ethical codes of practice used by Ofcom and IPSO.

How to work as a Freelance Journalist


Author: Marc Leverton
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 1848034288
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and anybody who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: *the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing and business writing *what it's like to step into the unknown and become self-employed *how to pitch your ideas to editors *how to brainstorm ideas *how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from successful freelance journalists and editors, plus a useful self-employment checklist.

The Broadcast Journalism Handbook


Author: GARY. ROWLANDS HUDSON (SARAH.),Sarah Rowlands
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367075699
Category:
Page: 424
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This exciting and comprehensive text takes students, trainees and professionals into the world of the modern-day newsroom, covering both key techniques and theory in detail. The second edition has been revised and updated to include all the technical, regulatory and theoretical advances in recent broadcast custom and practice and is influenced by newsrooms around the country. Main features: Complete coverage of all the key skills: news gathering, interviewing, writing and story-telling, live/location-reporting, online, editing, graphics and presentation. Expert advice and contributions from leading broadcast journalists from the BBC, ITV and Sky News. The Essential Guide, a section on how to get a job, the law and an up-to-date glossary of broadcasting terms. Workshops and Exercises, which provides the opportunity to practise key skills. Case Study, A Closer Look and Thinkpiece boxes help put the theory into context. Remember and Tip boxes summarise key concepts and offer guidance. A DVD demonstrating filming techniques and editing ideas. New for the second edition: Greater emphasis on online elements of broadcast journalism and the role of social media in news gathering. A focus on the interactive nature of the contemporary news process - how to find user-generated content, empower audiences and engage listeners and viewers. The key skills required for students taking the new NCTJ Broadcast Journalism exams. Ideal for students on journalism courses at all levels, this text is also useful for professionals and trainees working in broadcast, print and other media, and those looking at broadcast journalism in the wider context of media studies.

Power Without Responsibility

Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain
Author: James Curran,Jean Seaton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135248583
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Power Without Responsibility is a classic introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of the media in Britain. Hailed by the Times Higher as the 'seminal media text', and translated into Arabic, Chinese and other foreign languages, it is an essential guide for media students and critical media consumers alike. The new edition has been substantially revised to bring it right up-to-date with developments in the media industry, new media technologies and changes in the political and academic debates surrounding the media. In this new edition, the authors consider: the impact of the internet the failure of interactive TV media and Britishness new media and global understanding journalism in crisis BBC and broadcasting at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Assessing the media at a time of profound change, the authors set out the democratic choices for media reform.

Essential Radio Journalism

How to Produce and Present Radio News
Author: Paul Chantler,Peter Stewart
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688742
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 264
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A practical and comprehensive working manual for radio journalists and broadcast journalism students.

The Pocket Pastafarian Quatrains


Author: Jon Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557409918
Category:
Page: 53
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Here is a pocket version of the epic poem of the eternal struggle for enlightenment, the Pastafarian Quatrains. 128 Spaghettigrams (anagrams of "Flying Spaghetti Monster") are presented without historical introduction or commentary. The portable hip pocket format is ideal for contemplation on-the-go. Large print / large margin edition for easy reading in dark places. To encourage schoolroom use, this text is offered at a reduced price, with ABSOLUTELY NO PROFIT TO THE AUTHOR.

God Speaks the Pastafarian Quatrains


Author: Jon Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615263194
Category: Humor
Page: 186
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Jon Smith, noted anagramic archeologist, presents a discovery of monumental religious significance -- the Pastafarian Quatrains. Each verse of this epic comes directly from the Deity, uncontaminated by human hands and fingers ...128 anagram Spaghettigrams -- raw, direct, and unaltered -- from the FSM Himself. The timeless battle between simple truth and obfuscating illusion. Contemplate sacred Spaghettigrams that are vivid, profound, and often sexually explicit and vulgar. The astonishing truth of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Pigasus, the two iconic figures of thoughtful skepticism. Quantum meaningfulness analysis: at least 70%. (Note: This is the second edition of the classic GOD SPEAKS THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER IN HIS OWN WORDS

The Bloke's Guide To Pregnancy


Author: Jon Smith
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848504454
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 1940
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This book takes a 'warts and all' sensible yet humorous look at the many stages of pregnancy. It explores the changes, physical and emotional, that any man can expect to see in his partner and in their relationship over the coming months. Becoming pregnant involved two people. The rearing of a child will involve two people; there is every reason that your partner's pregnancy should also involve the two of you, together. For any man that has been put off reading pregnancy books because he doesn't feel he was the intended audience or that something about the tone of these books was alien to him , yet he still has questions that need answers; then The Blokes' Guide to: Pregnancy is the book he's been looking for. As a father himself, Jon Smith realised, when his partner Lisa became pregnant that there was nothing out there that he could relate to. The Bloke's Guide to Pregnancy is the result. Jon takes a comical yet informed look at the ups and downs of life as a father to be.

Writing for Journalists


Author: Wynford Hicks,Adams Sally,Harriett Gilbert,Tim Holmes,Jane Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394208
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish. Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes: chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.

The UK Media Law Pocketbook


Author: Tim Crook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136154930
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 562
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As media law becomes more complicated and some of the leading textbooks thicker and larger, this concise guide provides core information without patronizing those with existing knowledge or bamboozling those with little expertise. Suitable for journalists, media workers, and anyone in the cultural or publishing industries, the book engages and addresses the Internet and blogging, social networking, instant messaging, digital multi-media publication and consumption as well as traditional print and broadcast. Each chapter covers substantive 'black letter law' and regulation/ethics, and kept in mind throughout will be the difference in duties and obligations between words and pictures, print and broadcasting. The focus is on the law relating to England & Wales, but with references to key differences to bear in mind in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Chapters start with bullet points, then flesh out the details and summarize pitfalls to avoid. Readers are left in no doubt about liabilities and potential penalties. Anticipating a dynamically changing arena, the text is also backed up by downloadable sound podcasts, videocasts, Internet source links throughout the book text, and a companion website so that any significant updates are immediately accessible direct from the ebook.