Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James MorrisonEssential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

byJames Morrison

Paperback | April 15, 2017

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Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is the definitive handbook for journalism students and practising journalists.It guides readers through the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the United Kingdom before considering the electoral system and the principal political parties. A number of key topics are discussed in turn including the National Health Service, education, utilities andindustry, and social security. The author examines both how these services operate and how they can generate a wealth of reports for the student and professional journalist alike. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre featuring:* Web links* Additional topical feature ideas* Tables to accompany the text* News feeds
James Morrison is a Reader in Journalism at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and a freelance journalist and writer. Previously, he was course leader of the NCTJ-accredited newspaper and magazine journalism programmes at City College Brighton and Hove and has been a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University. James is a senior examiner i...
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Title:Essential Public Affairs for JournalistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198785518

ISBN - 13:9780198785514

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Table of Contents

1. The British constitution and monarchy2. Parliamentary democracy in the UK3. Prime minister, Cabinet, and government4. Britain's electoral systems5. Political parties, party funding, and lobbying6. The National Health Service7. The Treasury, industry, and the utilities8. Social security and home affairs9. The European Union and other international institutions10. The origins and structure of local government11. Financing local government12. Local government decision-making13. Local government accountability and elections14. Education15. Planning policy and environmental protection16. Housing17. Children's services and adult social care18. Transport, environment, leisure, and culture19. Freedom of information

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"Journalists need to know what they need to know. Government, at every level, and public bodies are where they will find the stories that really affect their readers, listeners, and the viewers. This is a practical guide to help cut through the bureaucracy, jargon, smoke-screens, and secrecy."--Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors