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Newspaper Journalism

Newspaper Journalism
A Practical Introduction

April 2005 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'As well as guides on how to report courts and councils, Newspaper Journalism offers tips on how to write both news stories and features and how to make and keep contacts. The tips are packed with real life examples from journalists working on provincial newspapers. A worthwhile read - and not just for the latest newshound to join the press pack'


'This is lucid, lean and up-to-date introduction to newspaper journalism and how to do it' - Jane Taylor, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design

A practical introduction to journalism, and the broader context in which journalists operate, Newspaper Journalism covers the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good newspaper journalism. Engagingly written, the book is also a rich resource of real life examples, anecdotes, case studies and exercises.

Susan Pape and Susan Featherstone have drawn on their considerable experience to provide a solid grounding in the principles and practice of newspaper journalism. The resulting book recognises the needs of the profession and those seeking to enter it.

Opening the Newsroom Door
What is News?
Writing News
News Language
Specialist Areas: Court
Specialist Areas: Council
More Specialist Areas
Sources and Contacts Books
Online Journalism
The Journalist in Society
Glossary of Terms

Excellent primer

Mr Keith Perch
Journalism, Derby University
February 17, 2014

Susan Pape and Sue Featherstone's Newspaper Journalism is an ideal practical primer for students of Journalism or anyone interested in how newspapers work. It is packed with useful hints, tips and exercises. Particularly useful are the 'real life' anecdotes from working journalists which help bring the whole process to life.

Mr David Penman
Journalism , De Montfort University
May 18, 2010

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