Covering Government

A Civics Handbook for Journalists

Author: Rob Armstrong

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813814674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Covering Government: A Civics Handbook for Journalists is the only single source of quick and concise information on the workings of American government at all levels. Spurred by recent, highly charged political events such as the contested Presidential election, Armstrong, a 25-year CBS News radio and television correspondent, has compiled the information journalists need to understand and report the stories that are breaking all around them. Covering Government is, above all, an invaluable tool -- portable, user-friendly, and with enough text to cover each subject without becoming a scholarly tome. Through annotated listings, comparative tables, and explanatory text, the author employs an array of methods to present the key information on governmental processes at federal, state, and local levels. Ideal for working newspeople in all media, Covering Government also serves as a secondary text and resource for students in journalism and political science.
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Covering Politics

A Handbook for Journalists

Author: Rob Armstrong

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813809182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Covering the political and electoral process demands that political reporters thoroughly understand the process by which candidates run for office, political parties work, elections are held, the public policy agenda is shaped and how Americans select those who govern. But Covering Politics is more than candidates, parties, and elections. It’s the regulation of the process, political advertising, spin, media manipulation, non-traditional parties and candidates, non-partisan offices, and the role of polling and other public opinion research. Author Rob Armstrong discusses the process as well as the day-to-day operation of political organizations, campaigns, strategists, consultants, pollsters, and the role of the reporters covering them all. The book probes the potential pitfalls that lurk for unsuspecting or naive reporters. Yet most of all, Covering Politics focuses on covering politics. In four insightful chapters throughout the book, Armstrong gives a “Roadmap for Reporters.” These “Roadmaps” discuss reportorial problems likely to be encountered and offer strategies, techniques, and tactics for better, more complete coverage. As an added bonus, more than a dozen interviews are included from noted reporters, politicians, and academics, both inside and outside Washington, D.C. These reporting veterans share their real-world experience and practical, hard-nosed advice. Conversations with veteran political reporters include: Bob Schieffer David Broder Jamie Dupree Brit Hume Brian Lamb Elaine Povich Candy Crowley Marvin Kalb Covering Politics: A Handbook for Journalists is the ideal resource for current and future reporters before they hit the campaign trail. .
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Covering America

A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism

Author: Christopher B. Daly

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558499113

Category: History

Page: 533

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A lively history of American journalism from the colonial era to the present day
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Covering the Courts

A Handbook for Journalists

Author: S. L. Alexander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742520226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

View: 8124

Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Associated Press reporting handbook

Author: Jerry Schwartz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780071372176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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From dailies, to specialized monthlies and quarterlies, to online journals, there are now more venues for disseminating information than ever before—all of them in need of qualified reporters. Written for a new generation of journalists, this handbook schools readers in the art and science of reporting as practiced at the world’s largest and oldest news service. Written by an ace reporter with over 20 years on the job, it provides expert guidance and all the tools needed to successfully investigate and report on newsworthy events, locally, nationally, and internationally, including traditional pencil-and-paper technique as well as cutting-edge computer-assisted reporting technologies. Throughout, the book is enriched by insightful tips and anecdotes from veteran AP reporters such as trial writer Linda Deutsch, national writer and Pulitzer winner Charles J. Hanley, special correspondent Mort Rosenblum, space writer Marcia Dunn, and others.
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Terrorism and the media

a handbook for journalists

Author: Marthoz, Jean Paul

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 923100199X

Category:

Page: 110

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Investigative Reporting

A study in technique

Author: David Spark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113602946X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This important book defines what investigative reporting is and what qualities it requires. Drawing on the experience of many well-known journalists in the field, the author identifies the skills, common factors and special circumstances involved in a wide variety of investigations. It examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. It also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows real life examples such as the Cook Report formula, the Jonathan Aitken investigation and the Birmingham Six story. David Spark, himself a freelance writer of wide experience, examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. He also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows investigators at work in two classic inquiries: · The mysterious weekend spent in Paris by Jonathan Aitken, then Minister of Defence Procurement · The career of masterspy Kim Philby Investigative Reporting looks at such fields for inquiry as company frauds (including those of Robert Maxwell), consumer complaints, crime, police malpractice, the intelligence services, local government and corruption in Parliament and in overseas and international bodies. The author believes that the conclusions that emerge from this far-reaching survey are of value not only in investigative journalism, but to practitioners in all branches of reporting.
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Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals

Author: Sara Kelly

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315437554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals outlines and describes the complete process of building and growing a successful personal brand. Focused on the independent journalist or creative professional in the new digital marketplace, Sara Kelly gives readers the ability to create the sort of personal brand that not only stands out, but remains relevant for years to come. Features such as exercises and worksheets will guide readers in creating the various components of their personal brand, and case studies of real-world branding scenarios will allow readers to analyze the practical aspects of implementing a personal brand. Covering theory and practice, this text is a powerful resource for modern journalists, multimedia storytellers, and content creators hoping to ply their talents online and beyond.
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The Newspapers Handbook

Author: Richard Keeble,Ian Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136500774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents 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.
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Covering Globalization

A Handbook for Reporters

Author: Anya Schiffrin,Amer Bisat

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231131742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 7498

This is the first journalism textbook aimed at reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transition countries. Written by economists from the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as journalists at Dow Jones, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Fortune, and Reuters, the book is a guide to the pressing topics of our times.
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Reuters handbook for journalists

Author: Ian Macdowall,Reuters ltd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750605519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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Reuters Handbook for Journalists was compiled by he late Ian Macdowall, whose career with Reuters spanned 33 years as sub-editor, foreign correspondent and Chief News Editor. His last journalistic assignment was to adapt the contents of this book, originally written for Future journalists, for a wider audience. Intended to be a guide for reporters and editors of international news, it deals with the craft of news writing, the 'real-time' coverage of politics an economics, wars and natural disasters - and the whole range of human interest. Reuters Handbook for Journalists was compiled by he late Ian Macdowall, whose career with Reuters spanned 33 years as sub-editor, foreign correspondent and Chief News Editor. His last journalistic assignment was to adapt the contents of this book, originally written for Future journalists, for a wider audience. Intended to be a guide for reporters and editors of international news, it deals with the craft of news writing, the 'real-time' coverage of politics an economics, wars and natural disasters - and the whole range of human interest. The book is in four sections: * An A-Z guide which is fully cross-referenced * An appendix giving equivalents between metric and British and American measures * A glossary of technical terms * An appendix giving business abbreviations a comprehensive and invaluable reference booka comprehensive and invaluable reference book
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Essential Reporting

The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists

Author: Jon Smith,Joanne Butcher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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"If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described." - Times Higher Education "Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: what makes a good reporter what is news, and how to find it how newsrooms work day-to-day life as a reporter key reporting tasks covering courts and councils successful interviewing writing news stories specialist reporting handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.
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Mobile and Social Media Journalism

A Practical Guide

Author: Anthony Adornato

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 150635713X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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A Practical Guide for Multimedia Journalism Mobile and Social Media Journalism is the go-to guide for understanding how today’s journalists and news organizations use mobile and social media to gather news, distribute content, and create audience engagement. Checklists and practical activities in every chapter enable readers to immediately build the mobile and social media skills that today’s journalists need and news organizations expect. In addition to providing the fundamentals of mobile and social media journalism, award-winning communications professional and author Anthony Adornato discusses how mobile devices and social media have changed the way our audiences consume news and what that means for journalists. The book addresses a changing media landscape by emphasizing the application of the core values of journalism—such as authentication, verification, and credibility—to emerging media tools and strategies.
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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461641187

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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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. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

A handbook for communicators in a digital world

Author: Mark Pearson,Mark Polden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743439431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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We are all journalists and publishers now: at the touch of a button we can send our words, sounds and images out to the world. No matter whether you're a traditional journalist, a blogger, or handling social media for a company, everything you publish or broadcast is still subject to the law. But which law? This widely used practical guide to communication law is essential reading for anyone who writes or broadcasts professionally, online or in traditional media. It shows how to publish or upload what you want, while staying on the right side of the law and behaving ethically. This fifth edition has been substantially revised to reflect the international nature of online media. It covers defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property, and ethical regulation, as well as the special challenges of commenting on criminal allegations and trials. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points and new developments. It includes a new chapter on the law of public relations, freelancing and media entrepreneurship. Whether you work in a news room, in public relations or marketing, or blog from home, make sure you have The Journalist's Guide to Media Law at your side. 'Whether you're an MSM editor or reporter, a blogger, a tweeter or a personal brand, this book might save your bacon.' - Jonathan Holmes, former ABC Media Watch host 'The leading text book from which most journos learned their law' - Margaret Simons, Director of Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

Author: Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199793484

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The scholarly field of political communication emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, amidst the turmoil of two world wars and the emergence of film, radio, and-eventually-television. As a subject of inquiry, political communication is interdisciplinary by its very nature, bridging rhetoric, public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, journalism, media studies, and telecommunications. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together a diverse cast of leading scholars in the field, including some of its founders. Both definitive and foundational, the book covers a vast range of topics, including political advertising, agenda setting, framing, social media, and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume demonstrate that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with the related fields of political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and media psychology. A major addition to Oxford's handbook series, this is an indispensable reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication not only offer an overview of past scholarship; they also reflect on its relevance in a changing media landscape and set the agenda for future research in virtually every aspect of the discipline.
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