Journalism in the Digital Age: Theory and practice for broadcast, print and online media

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media.



This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting.

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Journalism at the turn of the millennium is a rapidly shifting landscape as print, broadcast and on-line media converge. Journalism In The Digital Age: Theory And Practice For Broadcast, Print And On-Line Media by John Herbert explores the skills, technology and knowledge necessary in the digital age. This is required reading for j...

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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from arou...

Foundation Head of Journalism at Staffordshire University. He formerly worked in broadcast journalism in England and Australia, and broadcast training in Singapore.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:349 pagesPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Focal PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0240515897

ISBN - 13:9780240515892

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Table of Contents

Journalism in the digital age; A questioning profession; Working in a modern newsroom; The purpose and meaning of news; Ethics, law and free speech; Journalism language; Language of print; Writing features; Reporting for broadcast; Broadcast presentation; Interviewing for print; Interviewing for radio and TV; Features and documentaries for radio and TV; Public affairs reporting; Investigative reporting; Specialist reporting; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography

From Our Editors

Journalism at the turn of the millennium is a rapidly shifting landscape as print, broadcast and on-line media converge. Journalism In The Digital Age: Theory And Practice For Broadcast, Print And On-Line Media by John Herbert explores the skills, technology and knowledge necessary in the digital age. This is required reading for journalism students and professionals looking for a reference that can keep them abreast of new ideas, concepts and techniques in newsgathering and reporting.

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'The author has the rare ability to convey his ideas in terse, lucid and precise language. They will define the future of journalism in the information age as a result of rapid advances in telecom technology.'Reader review on Amazon.com 'John Herbert has produced a book which has defined the pedagogy of journalism in a practice world which has become virtually all digital. He brings clarity to the process of journalism education: learning, practising and managing. ...Students will find this book inspirational and an important resource of reading and knowledge.'Tim Crook, Head of Radio at the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London. "This book is a must for all journalism departments, as well as for practitioners who want to maintain a leading edge over their competitors."Rodney Bennett-England, in Journalism Training magazine, Spring 2001