Practical Newspaper Reporting
Now in its Fourth Edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online.
- Offers guidance on news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion
- Provides guidance on news writing, drawing on over 300 examples that have appeared in print, discussing why they work or how they could have been better
- Gives guidance on feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews
- Presents specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism
- Includes a review of the new financial realities that the internet is imposing on the media
Informed by over half a century's professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.
This book is valuable for students within and outside of journalism programs. It presents practical approaches to writing engaging newspaper publications.
A good introduction to the subject. There are surprisingly few good alternatives.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: News and how to find it