Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction

Print Journalism provides an up to date assessment of the abilities had to paintings in the newspaper and journal industries.

This severe method of newspaper and journal perform highlights old, theoretical, moral and political debates and comprises tips about the standard talents of newspaper and journal reporters, in addition to counsel for on-line writing and production.

Crucial abilities highlighted include:

  • sourcing the news
  • interviewing
  • sub editing
  • feature writing and editing
  • reviewing
  • designing pages
  • pitching features

In addition separate chapters concentrate on ethics, reporting courts, overlaying politics and copyright while others examine the historical past of newspapers and magazines, the constitution of the united kingdom print (including its monetary organization) and the advance of journalism schooling within the united kingdom, aiding to put the assurance of talents inside of a broader, serious context.

All participants are skilled training reporters in addition to journalism educators from a extensive diversity of united kingdom universities.


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