So You Want To Be A Journalist?

Author: Bruce Grundy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461400

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This book is a practical, hands-on guide to the world of journalism, particularly for the beginner. It contains step-by-step instructions on writing for the news media, and practical advice and suggestions on all facets of reporting. It covers the basic skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and feature material, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design, the essentials of grammar, the law, and ethical and professional behaviour. The book uses numerous examples to demonstrate its points. It relies almost exclusively on the excellent work of student reporters to show what young people can achieve, despite not having the resources of large news organisations behind them. The book also highlights the efforts of some of the hundreds of students who have worked with the author over many years to produce fine examples of writing and reporting in the very best traditions of journalism.
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So You Want to Be a Journalist?

An Insider's Guide to Career Opportunities

Author: Dean Short

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749427573

Category: Journalism

Page: 51

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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.
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So You Want to be a Political Journalist

Author: Sheila Gunn

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 184954154X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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In the wake of 2010's historic general election politics commands more column inches and air time than ever before. Yet most political journalists failed to foresee the consequences of a coalition government. And they are still struggling to understand and reflect the new political environment in their coverage. While there is plenty of debate about the current state of politics and journalism, aspiring political reporters receive little guidance. Are unscrupulous spin doctors simply spoon-feeding them stories? Do they push their own politically-biased agendas? This book aims to focus on helping to produce competent and confident journalists who report on politics without fear or favour. With chapters on starting out in the trade, where to find the story, how to report it, and how to deal with the political classes, this book is the essential guide for journalism students, trainee journalists and journalists looking to understand the mechanisms of Westminster and Whitehall. Edited by Sheila Gunn, who was a political reporter on The Times and spin doctor to John Major, So You Want To Be A Political Journalist features contributions from a wide range of current and former political journalists from print, broadcast and on-line media. * An essential resource for journalism students and the perfect refresher for seasoned reporters. * Author lectures on political journalism on City University's prestigious journalism course. * The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) recognizes 63 journalism courses at colleges around Britain. In addition, there are hundreds of further colleges and organisations running media studies courses.
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Why I'm a Journalist

Personal Stories from Those Who Cover the News

Author: Aaron Chimbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351858386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Why be a journalist? It can be a difficult job with long hours, hard work and an uncertain future. Journalists face relentless criticism and an industry in transition. Aaron Chimbel has put together a collection of essays from working journalists who answer the question — why be a journalist? — with their personal stories of coming up, toiling in the field and writing important, career-defining stories. These journalists come from different platforms, beats and locations, offering varying accounts of the travails and rewards of being a working journalist across changing landscapes and timelines. The essays in Why I’m a Journalist offer encouragement and wisdom about the path to being a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor or a media professional. This is a collection for students interested in the field, early upstarts engaged with building their careers and seasoned pros looking to learn from their colleagues.
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Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn,Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113603305X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.
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Life Is Short and So Is This Book

Brief Thoughts on Making the Most of Your Life

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: peter atkins

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 62

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Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can't get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That's the topic of this book. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I'm still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I've picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what's worked for me. Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So I've tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: "If I'd had more time I would have written a shorter letter". I don't think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope they're useful to you as well. Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesn't feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And I'm also passionate about my life outside work. I've learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think that's rare. And yet, while I know I'm lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives. My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didn't have enough time. So, while I'd often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it. One of the things I've always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people - friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." I'd never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasn't easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, it's worked out quite well. A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. It's even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring. Peter Atkins Seattle, WA December, 2010
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Breaking into Journalism

Your guide to a career in journalism in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Mark Pearson,Jane Johnston

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741764130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Have you ever wanted to be a journalist? Not sure how to break into this competitive profession? Breaking into Journalism describes the wide range of career paths you can follow in journalism, from newspaper, radio and television to corporate positions and multimedia. It explains how to access the training you need, and how to get that all-important first job. Sixteen practicing journalists describe their experiences in journalism and offer valuable tips for making the most of your opportunities. Whether you are about to leave school or are contemplating a career change, Breaking into Journalism gives you all the information you need to get into this exciting and rewarding field. '...compulsory reading for anyone looking into a career in journalism.' Roger Patching, president of the Journalism Education Association and senior lecturer in Journalism at Charles Sturt University 'This is an excellent resource for young people contemplating a journalism career.' Bill Southworth, Executive Director, New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation
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So you want to be a brain surgeon?

Author: Simon Eccles,Stephan Sanders

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578915

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Which doctors make the most money? Which doctors work the hardest? How do you become an expedition doctor? What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Will it affect your career if you take a break? If any of these questions are relevant to you then this could be the most important book you ever read. Whether you are wondering what career to choose or want to know how to follow a particular medical career, you'll find the answers inside. Deciding which path to pursue has a huge impact on your future life and yet few doctors or medical students ever receive formal careers advice. This has become even harder since the changes brought about by the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) initiative. Fortunately help is at hand: this book has been fully rewritten to include the latest MMC information and summaries of 100 different medical careers and how to get there. Whether you aspire to be a general practitioner, forensic psychiatrist, cardiologist or even a brain surgeon you'll find details on the lifestyle, job and specific career route. Each career chapter has been written by a senior specialist in that particular field to give you the 'insider's opinion', resulting in the most complete and up-to-date medical careers guide ever published. Alongside the careers chapters there are new sections on the Foundation Programme, Core Training, Specialty Training and Academic Training. These also describe the major hurdles in each career and how to overcome them. From filling in application forms and choosing jobs to interviews and improving your CV, every aspect of your career is covered in detail.
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The Survival Guide to Journalism

Author: Dan Synge

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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The Survival Guide to Journalism is aimed not only at undergraduate and post-graduate students of Journalism, but indeed anyone from any background who is interested in making a living (full or part-time) either through their writing and editorial ability.
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