Introduction to Journalism

Essential techniques and background knowledge

Author: Richard Rudin,Trevor Ibbotson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136029133

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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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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The Media in Your Life

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Jean Folkerts,Stephen Lacy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205387014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

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Written by two highly regarded scholars and teachers, The Media in Your Life helps students develop a system-wide view of the interacting social, historical, economic, and technological forces at work in today's rapidly evolving mass media. The 3rd Edition explores the social, historical, economic, and technological implications of the media in our culture and how to use the media effectively in our lives.
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Feature Writing

A Practical Introduction

Author: Susan Pape,Sue Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446228002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, the book also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. The authors have drawn on their considerable shared experience to provide a solid and engaging grounding in the principles and practice of feature writing. The textbook will explore the possibilities of feature writing, including essential basics, such as: Why journalists become feature writers The difference between news stories and features What features need to contain How to write features The different types of features The text is intended for both those who are studying the media at degree level and those who are wishing to embark on a career in the print industry. It will be invaluable for trainee feature writers.
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Sports Journalism

An Introduction to Reporting and Writing

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

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538117878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Sports Journalism Second Edition introduces students to sports reporting careers and to the writing style, technology and social media skills 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.
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