Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Practical Newspaper Reporting 4ed

by David Spark and Geoffrey Harris SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
Pbk 224 pages
AU$73.00 NZ$77.39
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
& Academics:
Available as eBook
AU$78.00 | NZ$88.00

Other Available Formats:

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:

Guidance on news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion
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
Guidance on feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews
Specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism.

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 usefulSir Harold Evans
former 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 readSir Simon Jenkins
Guardian columnist and former Editor of The Times