News Production: Theory and Practice by Sarah NiblockNews Production: Theory and Practice by Sarah Niblock

News Production: Theory and Practice

bySarah Niblock, David MachinEditorSarah Niblock

Paperback | November 27, 2006

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Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context of contemporary newsrooms.

Providing eight detailed ethnographies of eight different news production settings,NewsProductionincludes individual chapters that follow two news workers through their daily routines, detailing the exact nature of their jobs.

It provides students with:

  • case studies to compare to their own experiences
  • concrete examples to consolidate their skill-based training
  • questions to raise about their placements
  • information on how to prepare reports
  • constraints they may encounter, and how to deal with them. 

With chapters including 'News Agencies', 'The Roving Reporter', 'Photojournalism' and 'The New Reporter Learning the Ropes', for anyone taking practical units in news reporting, sub-editing, and law and ethics,News Productionwill provide them with all the information they need to succeed in this hectic, competitive and exciting world.

Title:News Production: Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:November 27, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415371414

ISBN - 13:9780415371414

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Table of Contents

1. News Journalism: Bridging the Theory Practice Divide  2. Analyzing News Output  3. News Values for Consumer Groups  4. News Beats and Collecting News  5. Conflict Reporting and Propaganda  6. Humanitarian Reporting  7. Visual Journalism: Reading the Re-Designs  8. The Best Job in the World  9. Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

'The book is written in clear and accessible language and includes a wide range of references ... this book is recommended for the media library and for the teacher's shelf. It will provide stimulating material for getting students interested in news.' - Media Education Association