Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Paperback | March 12, 2015

byJames Morrison

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Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists. It takes readers through details of the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the UK; covers the NHS, the Treasury, industry, utilities, socialsecurity and home affairs; explores the role of the UK in the EU and the wider world of international relations; and focuses on local government issues and how these can generate a wealth of stories for the student and professional journalist alike. The fourth edition has been updated with details of cuts to the welfare programme and local government; coverage of the continuing debate over the rise of UKIP and Britain's future in the European Union; and an assessment of the immediate aftermath of the referendum on Scottish independence. Thereis clearer end of chapter guidance on the key issues students need to consider for the NCTJ essential public affairs course and a tighter focus on the material covered in the revised syllabus. The extensive pedagogy uses new examples to inspire students in the development of their own stories. The text is supported by an online resource centre: * Web links* Additional topical feature ideas* Regular updates* Tables to accompany the text* News feeds

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Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists. It takes readers through details of the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the UK; covers the NHS, the Treasury, industry, utilities, socialsecurity and home affairs; explores the role of the...

James Morrison is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Kingston University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708750

ISBN - 13:9780198708759

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Table of Contents

1. The British Constitution and Monarchy2. Parliamentary Democracy in the UK3. Prime Minister, Cabinet, and the Government4. The Electoral System5. Political Parties, Party Funding, and Lobbying6. The National Health Service (NHS)7. The Treasury, Industry and the Utilities8. Social Security and Home Affairs9. The European Union (EU)10. International Relations11. Origins and Structure of Local Government12. Financing Local Government13. Local Government Decision-Making14. Local Government Accountability and Elections15. Local Authorities and Education16. Planning Policy and Environmental Protection17. Local Authorities and Housing Policy18. Children's Services and Adult Social Care19. Transport, Environment, and 'Quality of Life' Issues20. Freedom of Information