The Newspapers Handbook by Richard KeebleThe Newspapers Handbook by Richard Keeble

The Newspapers Handbook

byRichard Keeble, Ian ReevesEditorRichard Keeble

Paperback | September 3, 2014

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This new edition ofThe Newspapers Handbookpresents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom.

Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today.

Other key areas explored include:

  • the language of news
  • basic reporting
  • the art of interviewing
  • feature writing
  • the role of social media in reporting
  • investigative reporting
  • court reporting
  • reporting on national and local government
  • guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.
Ian Reevesis Deputy Director of the University of Kent¿s Centre for Journalism. An award-winning former editor ofPress Gazette,he continues to write about business and media issues for a variety of newspapers and to provide digital consultancy for online news content.He is co-editor ofWhat Do We Mean By Local? Grass-Roots Journalism - ...
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Title:The Newspapers HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 3, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041566652X

ISBN - 13:9780415666527

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors  Preface  1. From Grub Street to pub tweet: Anatomy of an industry  2. From print to multi-platform: Anatomy of a newspaper  3. Press gangs and endangered species: Anatomy of the modern newsroom  4. Journalism in the dock: Ethics, Hackgate and beyond  5. Standing the story up: Reporting basics  6. Learning the language of news  7. News reporting in the digital age  8. Feature writing: Painting pictures in words  9. The art of interviewing  10. Investigative reporting: The good, the bad and the uglyNick Nuttall 11.The wrong arm of the law: Newspapers and legislation  12. Powerful information: Reporting national and local governmentJohn Turner  13. All human life: Covering the courtsMark Hanna  14. On or off the job ¿ or both? Training and careers  Appendix: useful information and contacts  Bibliography  Index

Editorial Reviews

'something quite unique in its attempt to untie theroy and practice within a single volume... Keeble is doing to journalism what John Berger did to art appreciation with the aim here of developing the reflective journalist in a global world... The Newspapers Handbook will remain the definitive work because of the range, quality and depth of its content.' - Rob Melville, Journalism Practice