This bestselling, approachable textbook begins from the assertion that the practice of journalism should be driven by a commitment to service the public interest. With this goal in sight, Understanding Journalism explains in a clear and engaging manner both the principles and techniques required to become a successful – and valued – journalist.
This new edition:
- Includes expanded coverage of digital and social media platforms and visual storytelling
- Contains a brand new chapter on data journalism which gives students the knowledge and skills required to navigate, interpret and present data effectively
- Encourages students to confront the everyday decisions involved in journalistic practice through a series of scenarios and discussion questions
- Features a fresh, easy-to-navigate text design to enable easy progress through the book
By presenting the theoretical foundations of the profession alongside practical, step-by-step guidance, this book gives students everything they need to become effective and responsible journalists.