Covering the Courts

A Handbook for Journalists
Author: S L. Alexander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585471576
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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News coverage of law can be a daunting task for any journalist, especially in a time when public interest in media coverage of the courts has greatly intensified. The second edition of Covering the Courts provides the most up-to-date resources for journalists and students. Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities. This handbook also addresses the complex issues surrounding the free press/fair trial controversy, pre-trial publicity, and the various types of news coverage allowed across the country. New discussions include recent high-profile trials such as US v Microsoft, the 2000 presidential election, and cases relating to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This book is a substantial resource for journalism students and journalists covering the modern legal system.

Courtroom Carnival

Famous New Orleans Trials
Author: S.L. Alexander
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455614981
Category: History
Page: 232
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Louisiana's Legal foibles and follies. From Edwin Edwards' outlandish antics to Chicken King Al Copeland's romances, this is a collection of stories about 10 of New Orleans' most memorable high-profile litigants. Each chapter features a concise history of one of the colorful personalities whose trials and tribulations have captured attention for decades. Featured characters include, Chinese Cowboy Harry Lee, Singing DA Harry Connick Sr., Larger-Than-Life Darleen Jacobs, State Senator Michael O'Keefe, NOPD officer Antoine Saacks, and TV reporter Richard Angelico, among others.

The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist
Author: Tim Holmes,Sara Hadwin,Glyn Mottershead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864778
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.

Media and American Courts

A Reference Handbook
Author: S. L. Alexander
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079791
Category: Law
Page: 231
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Contains a reference handbook to issues involving the media and the American court system and explores how technological advances from cameras in the courtroom to internet news have created new areas of controversy.

The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

A handbook for communicators in a digital world
Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743439431
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 520
View: 1913
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We are all journalists and publishers now: at the touch of a button we can send our words, sounds and images out to the world. No matter whether you're a traditional journalist, a blogger, or handling social media for a company, everything you publish or broadcast is still subject to the law. But which law? This widely used practical guide to communication law is essential reading for anyone who writes or broadcasts professionally, online or in traditional media. It shows how to publish or upload what you want, while staying on the right side of the law and behaving ethically. This fifth edition has been substantially revised to reflect the international nature of online media. It covers defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property, and ethical regulation, as well as the special challenges of commenting on criminal allegations and trials. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points and new developments. It includes a new chapter on the law of public relations, freelancing and media entrepreneurship. Whether you work in a news room, in public relations or marketing, or blog from home, make sure you have The Journalist's Guide to Media Law at your side. 'Whether you're an MSM editor or reporter, a blogger, a tweeter or a personal brand, this book might save your bacon.' - Jonathan Holmes, former ABC Media Watch host 'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Director of Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

Court Reporting

A Handbook for Journalists
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conduct of court proceedings
Page: 133
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Reporting for Journalists


Author: Chris Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135277842
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and 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 emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media – radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes: information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps finding a story and how to develop ideas researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines covering courts, councils and press conferences reporting using video, audio and text preparing reports for broadcasting or publication consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior


Author: Lee Epstein,Stefanie A. Lindquist
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191505358
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior offers readers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of research regarding decision making by judges serving on federal and state courts in the U.S. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook describes and explains how the courts' political and social context, formal institutional structures, and informal norms affect judicial decision making. The Handbook also explores the impact of judges' personal attributes and preferences, as well as prevailing legal doctrine, influence, and shape case outcomes in state and federal courts. The volume also proposes avenues for future research in the various topics addressed throughout the book. Consultant Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III.

Reporting that Matters

Public Affairs Coverage
Author: John Irby
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205434626
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Public Affairs Reporting offers an inclusive and diverse perspective to public affairs reporting. It expands the traditional approach to public affairs reporting beyond the mainstay of local and regional news coverage to include virtually everything that is involved in public life: from government to the arts, religion to the environment, business to law enforcement, and more. “Professional Tips” sections in each chapter provide a series of questions and answers from professional journalists.

Essential Reporting

The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists
Author: Jon Smith,Joanne Butcher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446259641
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
View: 6786
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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.

International Libel and Privacy Handbook

A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers
Author: Charles J. Glasser, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118420497
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
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The Newspapers Handbook


Author: Richard Keeble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134726430
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 9999
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The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical controversies.

Covering Globalization

A Handbook for Reporters
Author: Anya Schiffrin,Amer Bisat
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506406
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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The first journalism textbook for reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transitional countries, Covering Globalization is an essential guide to the pressing topics of our times. Written by economists from the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as journalists who have worked for Dow Jones, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Fortune, and Reuters—and with an introduction by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz—this invaluable resource helps reporters write about subjects such as banking and banking crises, pension reform, privatization, trade agreements, central banks, the World Bank, sovereign debt restructuring, commodity markets, corporate governance, poverty-eradication programs, and the "resource curse." Each chapter explains the basic economic principles and current thinking on a given topic and provides tips on what to look for when covering specific subjects; a way to structure business and economics stories; a way to use the Internet for reporting with links to more information online; extensive glossaries and much more.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists


Author: Mike Dodd,Mark Hanna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192537687
Category: Law
Page: 560
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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

Basic Radio Journalism


Author: Paul Chantler,Peter Stewart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240519264
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 267
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Basic Radio Journalism is a working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills. Based on the popular Local Radio Journalism, this book covers the core skills of news gathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and reading with extensive hints and tips. It outlines working practices in both BBC and commercial radio. There are revamped legal and technical sections as well as a new chapter on the journalist as programme producer. For the student, there is extensive advice about getting a job, marketing yourself and dealing with job interviews. The Foreword is by Lord Ryder of Wensum, vice chairman of the BBC. * A manual and handbook for working journalists and an ideal starter textbook for radio journalism and media students * Written by two experienced journalists and trainers * Includes the latest digital production techniques as well as scores of practical hints and tips covering the core skills of radio journalism

A Handbook of Journalism

Media in the Information Age
Author: V. Eshwar Anand,K. Jayanthi
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9352806301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 380
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Journalism as a discipline is becoming increasingly important today. It has to contend with new challenges such as the explosion of social media, heightened commercial competition in the mainstream media and the emergence of the media as a powerful actor in public policy and governance. The confluence of these factors calls for fresh thinking about the teaching and practice of journalism. A Handbook of Journalism: Media in the Information Age not only helps readers to understand today’s media environment but also prepares them to face the existing challenges. Distinguished editors, experts, academics and journalists join to examine these challenges from various angles, including some of the major contemporary trends, issues and processes in governance, institutions, administration and development, among others. The book fairly and objectively discusses a critical discipline that is at the crossroads.

Roll! Shooting TV News

Views from Behind the Lens
Author: Rich Underwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136033297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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Roll! Shells fly overhead as night-scopes capture deadly fire fights with an eerie green hue, a category 5 hurricane devastates the Big Easy, hidden cameras enter a Cambodian village of brothels and a veteran journalist interviews himself throughout his own brain surgery. Part non-fiction drama, part trade publication, part text book, all woven together giving the reader a look through the viewfinders of the very best television photojournalists. As 19 experts weigh in with their candid, personal stories and photographic tips, it's as if you're over their shoulders, following their intuitions and hearing their thoughts as they shoot. The trade term for what they do is called ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and whether they're called Cameramen, Backpack Journalists, Television Photographers or any other moniker de jour, they're all paid to bring the world's events into living rooms around the world. These are the men and women who capture the bleeding edge of history - as it happens. Written in a smooth, unique interview style, this book is a necessary read for photojournalists, videographers and tv photojournalists.

High School Journalism

A Practical Guide
Author: Jim Streisel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786430605
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
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"The author covers essential components that students must understand: information gathering, writing, standard and alternative coverage, and packaging. Students find information about identifying news, interviewing, research, narrative writing style, editing, visual presentation and layout. The book covers legal rights of student journalists, objective vs. opinion writing, staff planning and organization, and Web-based journalism. Chapters include study guides"--Provided by publisher.

Associated Press Reporting Handbook


Author: Jerry Schwartz,Associated Press
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 219
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Presents detailed advice from seasoned reporters on several aspects of the job, including finding ideas; writing; sit-down interviews; working overseas; narrative reconstructions; and covering the courts, science and medicine, television, and politics; and presents three cases of investigative reporting.

Checking Out Lawyers


Author: Don Ray
Publisher: Military Information Enterprises
ISBN: 9781877639609
Category: Law
Page: 187
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No matter how hard they try to avoid it, at one time or another most people will need an attorney. This guide teaches consumers how to investigate lawyers before signing on the dotted line. Beginning with advice on determining if a lawyer is absolutely necessary or if there is a better way of resolving the dispute, this practical book guides the reader through 10 easy steps to selecting a good, honest lawyer. Consumers are encouraged to ask questions such as: Where did he get his law degree? Is he licensed by the state to practice law? and what types of cases has he handled in the past? These and many other questions will help the reader create a complete dossier for the lawyer under consideration. Anecdotes are included to motivate the reader.