Practical Journalism:How to Write News


‘A fascinating mix of gusty personal stories, unrelenting ambition and invaluable lessons from seasoned journalists in the field’ – John McIntyre, Former BBC War Correspondent

‘I wish I’d had a book like this when I started’ -Mike McCarthy, Bureau Chief, Sky News, Manchester

Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the beginner to the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age.

The book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work – selecting stories, carrying out interviews and writing scripts.

There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online. Media law and ethics are also included.

Most journalists believe they work ethically although few have set rules and others admit to being pressured to behave underhandedly. This book looks at how journalists can work more ethically and provides a guide for beginners.

The book is easy to read. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.

Practical Journalism:How to Write News
Helen Sissons
Sage Publications Ltd
Paperback: 0761949275
List Price: £19.99
Hardcover: 0761949267
List Price: £60.00
Pages: 336

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