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Practical Newspaper Reporting 4ed

by David Spark and Geoffrey Harris SAGE Publications Ltd
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Now in its fourth edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online. Detailed and down-to-earth, this book delivers: Ôó Guidance on news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion Ôó Guidance on news writing, drawing on over 300 examples that have appeared in print, discussing why they work or how they could have been better Ôó Guidance on feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews Ôó Specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism Ôó A review of the new financial realities that the internet is imposing on the media. Informed by over half a century's professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.

News and how to find it Pursuing news: what do I need to know? Interviewing Newswriting: what am I trying to say? Newswriting: choosing the words Newswriting: getting the words in order Newswriting for the internet Sportswriting Reporting the courts Government and the media Reporting business Investigative reporting Features: illuminating the world Religion and diversity Ethics: what you write could get someone killed

David Spark's down to earth advice on the essentials of reporting is distilled from a lifetime of experience but as fresh and practical as if he were at your elbow in the newsroom. His newcomers' guide to the web as a tool for reporting is especially useful Sir Harold Evansformer Editor of The Sunday Times To those who may think that formal journalism is a dying art this book offers a splendid rejoinder. It is for all those who purport to write that others may read Sir Simon JenkinsGuardian columnist and former Editor of The Times