Reporting for Journalists by Chris FrostReporting for Journalists by Chris Frost

Reporting for Journalists

byChris FrostEditorChris Frost

Paperback | July 21, 2010

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Reporting for Journalistsexplains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.

Reporting for Journalistsexplores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media ' radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition ofReporting for Journalistsincludes:

  • information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps
  • finding a story and how to develop ideas
  • researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms
  • interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content
  • making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines
  • covering courts, councils and press conferences
  • reporting using video, audio and text
  • preparing reports for broadcasting or publication
  • consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems
  • an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.
Chris Frostis Head of Journalism at Liverpool John Moore's University, UK. A journalist and a teacher for almost forty years, he chairs the National Union of Journalist's ethics council and is a member of the NUJ Professional Training Committee. He is the author ofJournalism Ethics and Regulation(2007),Media Ethics and Self Regulation(...
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Title:Reporting for JournalistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415553202

ISBN - 13:9780415553209

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@contents:Selected Contents:Chapter 1. Introduction  Chapter 2. The role of the reporter  Chapter 3. Finding a story  Chapter 4. Researching the story  Chapter 5. Office procedures  Chapter 6. On the road  Chapter 7. Making contact  Chapter 8. Getting the story  Chapter 9. Interviewing  Chapter 10. Production  Chapter 11. And finally...  Glossary  Further reading  Internet sites of interest  Bibliography  Index