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Understanding Journalism

Third Edition


October 2018 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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. 

 
PART 1 FROM KNOWING HOW TO BEING ABLE
 
Chapter 1 Introduction
 
Chapter 2 Who is a Journalist?
 
Chapter 3 Journalism as Decision Making
 
PART 2 JOURNALISM IN ACTION
 
Chapter 4 Finding Stories
 
Chapter 5 Choosing Stories
 
Chapter 6 Researching Stories
 
Chapter 7 Researching Stories: Interviews
 
Chapter 8 Researching Stories: Data
 
Chapter 9 Telling Stories
 
Chapter 10 Editing Stories
 
Chapter 11 Long-form stories

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ISBN: 9781526428103
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ISBN: 9781526428097
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