The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism

Author: Andy Bull

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.
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Essential Reporting

The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists

Author: Jon Smith,Joanne Butcher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205010

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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The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist

Author: Tim Holmes,Sara Hadwin,Glyn Mottershead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864778

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.
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The Broadcast Journalism Handbook

Author: Gary Hudson,Sarah Rowlands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429664621

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 6805

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This exciting and comprehensive text takes students, trainees and professionals into the world of the modern-day newsroom, covering both key techniques and theory in detail. The second edition has been revised and updated to include all the technical, regulatory and theoretical advances in recent broadcast custom and practice and is influenced by newsrooms around the country. Main features: Complete coverage of all the key skills: news gathering, interviewing, writing and story-telling, live/location-reporting, online, editing, graphics and presentation. Expert advice and contributions from leading broadcast journalists from the BBC, ITV and Sky News. The Essential Guide, a section on how to get a job, the law and an up-to-date glossary of broadcasting terms. Workshops and Exercises, which provides the opportunity to practise key skills. Case Study, A Closer Look and Thinkpiece boxes help put the theory into context. Remember and Tip boxes summarise key concepts and offer guidance. A DVD demonstrating filming techniques and editing ideas. New for the second edition: Greater emphasis on online elements of broadcast journalism and the role of social media in news gathering. A focus on the interactive nature of the contemporary news process - how to find user-generated content, empower audiences and engage listeners and viewers. The key skills required for students taking the new NCTJ Broadcast Journalism exams. Ideal for students on journalism courses at all levels, this text is also useful for professionals and trainees working in broadcast, print and other media, and those looking at broadcast journalism in the wider context of media studies.
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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists

Author: Mark Hanna,Mike Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199608695

Category: Law

Page: 477

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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for both journalists and media students. Endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's is unrivalled in its accuracy, detail and ease of use. In this 21st edition, the authors combine fully up-to-date examples and case studies with practical advice to give a clear and accessible guide to media law. It also features new 'at a glance' advice on web-related journalism. The new edition is accompanied by an extensive website that includes multiple choice questions, additional chapters, interactive testing resources and checklists and comments on topical issues. With its easy-access summaries, clear cross-references and practical advice, McNae's continues to meet the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Online resource centre McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is complemented by a free to use website featuring the following resources: Updates from the authors Downloadable glossary Self-marking multiple choice questions and chapter-related questions Downloadable checklists Additional chapters Weblinks
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Essential Law for Journalists + Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: Mark Hanna,University of Sheffield and Chair of the Nctj Media Law Examinations Board Mark Hanna,Mike Dodd,Press Association and Member of the Nctj Media Law Examinations Board Mike Dodd,James Morrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198737643

Category: Law

Page: 1216

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These two essential texts have been packaged together to offer great value for journalism students and practitioners. 60 years since the first edition, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike. The only media law text endorsed by the NCTJ, this text offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations - a vital tool throughout your journalism career. Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. It offers comprehensive and engaging coverage of the workings of both central and local government, and provides all the information necessary to cover public affairs with confidence.
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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists and Essential Public Affairs for Journalists Pack

Author: Mark Hanna,Press Association and Member of the Nctj Media Law Examinations Board Mike Dodd,James Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198753360

Category:

Page: N.A

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These two essential texts have been packaged together to offer great value for journalism students and practitioners. Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. It offers comprehensive and engaging coverage of the workings of both central and local government, and provides all the information necessary to cover public affairs with confidence. 60 years since the first edition, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike. The only media law text endorsed by the NCTJ, this text offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations - a vital tool throughout your journalism career.
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Sports Journalism

The Inside Track

Author: James Toney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140817832X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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An indispensable textbook for sports journalism students, covering all the key multimedia skills needed within the industry.
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