The Journalist's Handbook

Author: Kim Fletcher

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509822348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9642


This comprehensive, informative and witty guide offers expert advice on everything you need to know about the industry. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. The Journalist's Handbook contains vital information on media law, privacy and ethics, and looks at market awareness and the rise of internet journalism. There is also good advice on different writing techniques for quality, middle market and popular papers, on surviving as a freelance and advancing in your career. Interspersed with anecdotes and tips from journalists on Britain's leading publications (Observer, Express, Star, The Times, Q, Glamour), the handbook is rounded off with a list of indispensable contacts and sources.

The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution

Author: Stacey Parks

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136066381

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 5925


Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent films on the market has caused acquisition prices to dramatically decrease. As a result, producers and investors rarely recover their initial investment in the films they make. But don't be discouraged! Use this book to learn the realities of the market in advance and map out a winning distribution plan. This comprehensive manual for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and the marketplace could mean the difference between getting your film out to the public and keeping it "in the can." Learn how to sell your movie to a studio, a cable network, a video distributor, or international buyers. Self-distribution and other alternatives to traditional distribution are also considered. As well, you'll hear some success stories from producers and hear directly from buyers what they are seeking. Stacey Parks has worked with dozens of hungry filmmakers to get their films a distribution deal and knows how frustrating the whole process can be. Let her tell you how you can take control of your filmmaking career and start getting your work seen by audiences with a few little-known distribution secrets. Features include: * Interviews and case studies with producers and distributors * Ten Ways to Market Your Film for Self-Distribution * Sales Projections per Territory * Distribution Resource Listings * Negotiation tips for distribution agreements * Sample distribution agreements

The Television News Handbook

An Insider's Guide to Being a Great Broadcast Journalist

Author: Vin Ray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405001205

Category: Journalists

Page: 415

View: 3773


This is the book for anyone working in, aspiring to work in or just interested in broadcast news journalism. Written by Vin Ray, the BBC`s highly respected Deputy Head of Newsgathering-it lays out what it takes to get into news reporting, how to develop storytelling skills, and how to deliver the kind of TV journalism that people need in order to make sense of the world. Topics covered include: Top broadcasters on what makes a good broadcasts journalist; how to get a job in TV news; how to make a showreel that will open doors; the right journalism/media courses; freelancing, safety, awards; and a comprehensive listings sectionof over 3000 entries covering every aspect of broadcast journalism.

An Insider's Guide to Political Jobs in Washington

Author: William T. Endicott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471473626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6215


Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of whatWashington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where theylead-a public service." -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives "Public service is essential to our democracy. Bill Endicott's book. . . is the best primer I have read to help those interested inserving in our nation's capital. For those of us who have had theopportunity to work in political jobs, this experience benefitsboth the individual and the country." -Leon Panetta Former U.S. Representative, Director of the Office of Managementand Budget, and White House Chief of Staff "A view of the process from the inside-from someone who's beenthere many times. No other source puts all the critical tips intoone place as this book does. The perspective on the process isunique. The personal anecdotes and interviews are invaluable. Weplan to recommend it to everyone who walks in the door hoping tofind a job in politics." -Jennifer Blanck Director of Career and Alumni Services, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University and -John Noble Director of Career Services, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

So You Want to Be a Journalist?

An Insider's Guide to Career Opportunities

Author: Dean Short

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9780749427573

Category: Journalism

Page: 51

View: 8100


Praise and Reviews "the book contains a lot of valuable information and advice on how to enter the world of journalism." NEWSCHECK The popularity of journalism as a career is only outweighed by the competitiveness of the trade, so that the warts-and-all view of the job presented here will prove all the more useful to the many would-be journalists wondering how to make the grade. Dean Short tells it like it is, showing the many ways in which a living can be made from journalism and offering practical tips and realistic advice on getting a start. Complete with mini-case studies and a variety of anecdotes drawn from his own wide experience, his is a lively, up-to-the-minute account that will enable readers to decide how seriously they hanker for the cut-throat world of the deadline.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

Author: Christopher K. Passante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 842


An insider helps money-seekers crack their way into Craigslist! For those short on cash, the free website Craigslist provides a wide range of money-making opportunities, from selling personal items to setting up an entrepreneurial business to finding a new job. This guide provides the best strategies, creative ideas, and inside tips for maximizing the selling, buying, and bartering potential on the Craigslist. ? Maximizes opportunities for the over 500 Craigslist sites worldwide ? Over 40 million U.S. users and 12 billion page views each month, the eighth most-viewed English-language site in the world ? MSNBC report: large increase in items sold on Craigslist, even as economy slows ? A unique focus on money-making opportunities and job search capabilities within Craigslist

The Broadcast Journalism Handbook

A Television News Survival Guide

Author: Robert Thompson,Cindy Malone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 8540


Complete with a news glossary, job searching tips and helpful web sites, this has everything you need to know about working in the television news business. It covers many newsroom positions, from assignment editors to producers, reporters and anchors.

Presenting on TV and Radio

An insider's guide

Author: Janet Trewin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136024093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 3137


Aspiring radio and TV presenters will benefit from the informative and entertaining guidance provided by accomplished presenter, Janet Trewin. Presenting on TV and Radio is packed with illustrations, practical exercises and insider tips for improving your presentation skills and breaking into this competitive industry. Based on the principle that all successful presentation on TV and radio is dependent on uniform skills applicable to both mediums, the book begins by explaining basics such as appearance, authority, body language, diction, scriptwriting, deadlines, technology and working with a co-presenter. Valuable insights into key employment issues such as sexism, ageism, racism and disability are also offered. The different requirements of TV and radio presentation are then examined, focusing on each specialist area in detail and with tips from professionals in the business. These include: presenting news in the studio as an anchor and as a reporter on the road; current affairs and features involving live and recorded material; DJ'ing; light entertainment (e.g. game shows and personality programmes); sports presentation; children's programmes; foreign broadcasters and those broadcasting to worldwide audiences.