Reporting for Journalists

Reporting for Journalists

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Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals. Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media a€“ radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes: information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps finding a story and how to develop ideas researching the story and building the contacts book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms interactivity with readers and viewers and user generated content making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines covering courts, councils and press conferences reporting using video, audio and text preparing reports for broadcasting or publication consideration of ethical practice, and cultural expectations and problems an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.... to persuade the newsdesk to issue you with a company credit card to allow you to buy tickets rather than using your own card. ... Check whether you need a visa a€“ plenty of countries will not allow you access without one. ... For instance, you can get a visa to travel to India on the same day from India House in London. ... You may have to wait hours before your flight, and business lounges ensure access to working phones, fax machines, the internet, and good quality food and drink.

Title:Reporting for Journalists
Author:Chris Frost
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-06-10


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