News as it Happens

An Introduction to Journalism

Author: Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195567229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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News reporting and dissemination is no longer a once-a-day occurrence but an instant connection to the audience. News As It Happens reflects this change, providing practical guidelines for working as a journalist in the age of rapidly evolving media technologies. It provides students with both a strong foundation that can be used across the breadth of their studies and the specific skills required across various media platforms, demonstrating the need for students to adapt to the dramatic technological advancements in the world of news and news reporting. 2011 APA Educational Publishing Awards Winner: Tertiary Education (wholly Australian) Single title - News As It Happens: An Introduction to Journalism
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Introduction to Journalism

Author: Carole Fleming

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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An Introduction to Journalism examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in newspapers, television, radio, and online. This book provides case studies as a guide to researching stories, interviewing, and writing for each medium, as well as recording material for both radio and television. It offers a wide range of comments and tips on the best way to approach stories and includes interviews with journalists working on a variety of news outlets, from the BBC to weekly newspapers.
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Science Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Martin W Angler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317369823

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Science Journalism: An Introduction gives wide-ranging guidance on producing journalistic content about different areas of scientific research. It provides a step-by-step guide to mastering the practical skills necessary for covering scientific stories and explaining the business behind the industry. Martin W. Angler, an experienced science and technology journalist, covers the main stages involved in getting an article written and published; from choosing an idea, structuring your pitch, researching and interviewing, to writing effectively for magazines, newspapers and online publications. There are chapters dedicated to investigative reporting, handling scientific data and explaining scientific practice and research findings to a non-specialist audience. Coverage in the chapters is supported by reading lists, review questions and practical exercises. The book also includes extensive interviews with established science journalists, scholars and scientists that provide tips on building a career in science journalism, address what makes a good reporter and discuss the current issues they face professionally. The book concludes by laying out the numerous available routes into science journalism, such as relevant writing programs, fellowships, awards and successful online science magazines. For students of journalism and professional journalists at all levels, this book offers an invaluable overview of contemporary science journalism with an emphasis on professional journalistic practice and success in the digital age.
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Introduction to Journalism

Essential Techniques and Background Knowledge

Author: Richard Rudin,Trevor Ibbotson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136029141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Anyone studying journalism, or training for the industry, will benefit from the broad scope of information and guidance packed into this textbook. Those already employed in journalism or related areas will also find it useful as a reference book. Essential techniques employed by journalists working across all media are supplemented with detailed sections on the workings of public administration, law, health and safety, regulation and training. Each chapter concludes with suggested learning activities and an extensive list of resources for further study and investigation. The approach throughout chapters covering background issues (e.g. law) is 'journalism centred': all topics are related to the interests and concerns of journalists and journalism. Students of the City and Guilds Diploma in Media Techniques will find the book particularly relevant to their studies as it has been developed to reflect the syllabus of this course.
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Media Ethics

An Introduction to Responsible Journalism

Author: Johan Retief

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195781373

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This book introduces readers to several ethical theories that enable journalists to recognize, analyze, and evaluate ethical situations--and to make responsible decisions for the right reasons. Drawing on the most important media codes of conduct in South Africa, it sets out and discusses ten common ethical denominators, and includes five South African case studies.
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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. New to this edition are an overview of the use of theory and science in journalism; game theory applications; introductions to lurking variables and multiple and logistic regression; and developments in election surveys. Key topics retained and updated include elements of data analysis; the use of statistics, computers, surveys, and experiments; database applications; and the politics of precision journalism. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
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Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction

Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamentals of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces readers to the core values of journalism and its singular role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, the new and revised edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalism and what makes it unique: the profession's ethical and legal foundations; its historical and modern precepts; the economic landscape of journalism; the relationships among journalism and other social institutions; the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face. Case studies, exercises, and an interactive companion website encourage critical thinking about journalism and its role in society, making students more mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers.
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Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction

Author: Levi Obijiofor,Folker Hanusch

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345247

Category: Art

Page: 248

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In today's global digital world, journalists are required to be cognizant of ethical and cultural issues beyond usual national boundaries. This text provides a theoretical and practical introduction to cross-cultural journalism, equipping students with the skills and understanding they need today.
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Introduction to Book History

Author: David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136515917

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include: the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book. An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.
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Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589266X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Writing and Producing Across Media

Author: Vincent F. Filak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317681592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today’s converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it’s the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various media. Vincent F. Filak has brought this second edition completely up to date through: A thorough reorganization of the chapters, which provides a newer, more practical approach focused on "how to do convergent journalism," rather than simply observing the current state of converged media. A number of new pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more. Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media. A companion website with links to additional examples of quality text, images and multimedia for students, as well as an instructor site with a test bank, suggested exercises and discussion questions.
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Introduction to Journalism

Author: Gwen Ansell

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770090798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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A guide to assist learners working towards the South African NQF (NSB04) national certificate in journalism level five, as well as for degree and diploma journalism courses, this text is equally useful for media trainers and as a self-study manual.
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Sports Journalism

An Introduction to Reporting and Writing

Author: Kathryn T. Stofer,James Schaffer,Brian A. Rosenthal

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742561748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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Sports Journalism introduces students to sports reporting careers and to the writing style sports writers and media relations professionals use. The book stresses the importance of basic writing fundamentals and high ethical standards, essential values for sports journalists. Introductory chapters acquaint readers with issues and challenges in an industry in transition: changing technology, multimedia capability, citizen journalists and bloggers, shrinking news holes, and the deadline-dictated lifestyle of sports journalists. Skills chapters elaborate on news values and the conventions of journalism as they apply to sports writing. From leads to nut grafs, inverted pyramid to Model T, simple sentences to headlines, interviewing to using quotations, Sports Journalism focuses on the basics. The book expands the writer's experience into building relationships with sources and media contacts, using numbers and statistics, practicing AP style, and abiding by legal and ethical standards. An easily accessible format uses checklists, illustrations, and anecdotes to show story organization, news release format, news conference protocol, and media guide content. Chapters include suggested exercises and activities.
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Introduction to Communication

Course Book: Journalism, Press and Radio Studies

Author: Lucas M. Oosthuizen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780702138188

Category: Communication

Page: 465

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This course book covers topics on journalism and the press including: press theories; the historical development of the South African press; and the new world information order. A section on radio studies includes a discussion of the roles and functions of radio genres and programming.
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Practicing Convergence Journalism

An Introduction to Cross-media Storytelling

Author: Janet Kolodzy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Practicing Convergence Journalism teaches budding journalists how to make the most of digital technology to tell their stories effectively across multiple media platforms--in print, audio, video and online. Janet Kolodzy addresses multi-media and cross-media thinking, organizing, reporting and producing for both short-form spot news and long-form features. Her approach focuses on storytelling principles, not just specific technical practices, providing journalists with the mindset and skills they need to adapt their writing and reporting for the tools of today and tomorrow. With this book and the aid of its companion website, students learn how to: Develop a cross-media mode of journalistic thinking that will result in stories suitable for a fast-paced, multitasking and mobile audience. Decide when visuals are useful and necessary, and understand how to capture, select and organize them to effectively enhance a reader's understanding of a story. Put together various elements of storytelling (writing, audio, moving and still pictures) for an interactive journalistic experience.
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Media Metrics

An Introduction to Quantitative Research in Mass Communication

Author: Manoj Dayal

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789386062161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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The book is a comprehensive introduction to the application of statistical tools and techniques in media research. "Media metrics" is the use of statistics and mathematics in media research. This book largely explains scientific methods of data collection and analysis to achieve useful results from quantitative media data. It effectively describes the crucial relationship between key media forces such as print and electronic media, corporate communication and public relations, advertising, development communication, web and traditional media, and so on. It guides the readers to understanding the challenges of media measurement, its quantification, datafication and assessment, and helps in developing skills of media audience analysis. Key Features � Pioneering introductory text on media metrics, a method of measuring media variables � Clear and easy-to-understand explanation of descriptive and inferential media variables and their use � Complete coverage with relevant examples from media studies � Review exercises, and extensive list of references � Ideal companion for students and researchers in the fields of mass communication, media studies, communication studies, and journalism
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Introduction to Travel Journalism

On the Road with Serious Intent

Author: John F. Greenman

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433114205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Travel writers and travel journalists are not the same. They differ in identity, purpose and method. The travel writer looks in a mirror; the travel journalist looks out a window. The travel writer serves the travel industry; the travel journalist serves the public. The travel writer is subsidized; the travel journalist pays his own way.Introduction to Travel Journalismhighlights these distinctions and offers independent, ethical, substantive journalists the skills and knowledge they need to cover the travel and tourism industry, to provide travelers with credible news and information, and to report significant trends and developments at home and across the world. Visit its companion website at www.travel-journalism.com.
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Journalism Studies

A Critical Introduction

Author: Andrew Calcutt,Philip Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831479

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Journalism Studies is a polemical textbook, aiming to rethink the field of journalism studies for the contemporary era.
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