Journalism: Principles and Practice and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
Price: 19.18

or
 
   
Trade in Yours
For a 8.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Journalism: Principles and Practice on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Journalism: Principles and Practice [Paperback]

Tony Harcup
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
RRP: 25.99
Price: 21.80 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 4.19 (16%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 31 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 20.71  
Hardcover 59.90  
Paperback 21.80  
Trade In this Item for up to 8.25
Trade in Journalism: Principles and Practice for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 8.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

18 Mar 2009 1847872506 978-1847872500 Second Edition
"A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have."
- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

"Stands out in a crowded field."
The Guardian

"The bible of professional education in journalism... Every student of journalism should buy a copy."
- THE (Times Higher Education)

This is the indispensable guide to the theory and practice of journalism, now updated with 25% entirely new material. With its innovative text design, it creatively combines the experience and advice of practising journalists with the theories and insights from the academic study of journalism.

This second edition thoroughly addresses the ‘converged’ nature of much 21st century journalism, with discussion and examples of online practice embedded throughout to represent the reality that online journalism is increasingly part of the job for all journalists.

 New and improved features include:

  • More examples, more depth, and more interviews with journalists.
  • A whole new chapter on telling stories through pictures, whether on TV or online.
  • Fresh new examples reflecting today’s journalistic practice.
  • More insights from online journalists on blogging, the use of video and audio on the web, interactive maps and other ways of doing journalism online.

This edition embraces the new without abandoning the fundamentals of what journalism is all about. It will continue to inspire students of journalism to reflect on everyday practice and connect it to academic debate.

 


Frequently Bought Together

Journalism: Principles and Practice + McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
Price For Both: 65.09

One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition edition (18 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847872506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847872500
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 18 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to "profession". I never met a more "unprofessional" breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have
Jon Snow
Channel 4 News


The bible of professional education in journalism, now modernised and expanded in a timely second edition. It incorporates latest developments in multimedia convergence without losing any of the verve and intelligence that characterised the original. This book blends seamlessly the theoretical with the practical and encourages students to perceive the multidimensional challenges inherent in good, responsible reporting. The first edition stood head and shoulders above its competitors and this edition maintains the same high standard. The new section on storytelling through pictures is particularly valuable.... Every student of journalism should buy a copy
THE
(Times Higher Education)


This is a terrific text: original in its blend of theory and practice; always eminently readable; packed with references, anecdotes and ideas - and bang up to date. Above all, Tony Harcup conveys throughout his passion for responsible, reflective journalism. A must for all committed to improving the media
- Professor Richard Keeble
Professor of Journalism, University of Lincoln


Novel, user-friendly layout... exhilarating and inspiring... seldom, if ever, have the practical and the theoretical been so well assimilated
Free Press


This excellent and easy-to-read book will help young journalists understand the real nature of today's media - and their role within in
Jeremy Dear, NUJ, General Secretary


Stands out in a crowded field
The Guardian


Harcup's book is designed to be read, and even enjoyed, by student and professor alike. He clearly takes the view that learning should be fun. That we should do what we can to impart knowledge and understanding and provide the tools for future development in a way that makes the students realise that it is important to be able develop professional skills and understanding; that this is just the first step on a long road to professional excellence and that they should learn to enjoy the journey. Harcup's light, bright style emphasises his journalistic background and years of experience both in the quality of the writing and in the quality of the advice
Professor Chris Frost
Ethical Space


What this book continues to do very successfully is to engage in meaningful dialogue with professionals who are already well-versed in the realities of the industry, and it is thus essential reading for any journalism graduate who is about to enter the profession. For researchers in communications and linguistics who want to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of news media production, there is no better place to start than with this volume
Helen Caple
Discourse & Communication



Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to journalism 28 July 2010
By Mojodo
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a must for any would-be journalists, journalism students or interested citizens wanting to know how the media works. Harcup manages to bridge the difficult divide between a good practical and anecdotal account and the supporting academic/sociological theory. Throughout he has the good journalist's habit of writing interesting clean copy which makes its points clearly and neatly without much fuss.

The layout allows those only interested in the practical/anecdotal stuff to read it while ignoring the theorerical/academic underpinnings which others will need. So the book serves both audiences well.

When I went from practising journalism to teaching it some years later,
I browsed through a lot of "how to" books and this was the only single volume that
I could honestly say covered most of what a would-be journalist needed to know or think about. That was the first edition and my one reservation was that it was perhaps a little behind the game on the growth of electronic/digital media. This second edition brings that up to date well enough as far as I am concerned. I would now unreservedly recommend to students that if they can only buy one introductory book on journalism this is the one they should choose.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing for up and coming journalists 2 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
im doing a module in journalism for one semester at uni and it basically tells me everything i need to know for my assignments of writing a feature and a news article. it also has so much more information about becoming a jounalist. an amazing book for anyone interested in pursuing journalism.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and insightful 2 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Many thanks for the timely send, this book is a great guide for beginners and questions all stages in which a noteworthy journalist could be born. Thanks again!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 30 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A motivating, insightful, and complete guide to begin our life in journalism or to re-evaluate where you are in the field.
Part of my reading list before starting an MA in TV Journalism and its does and don'ts linked to a very original presentation - practice in one column and theory/principles in another really helps you base your thoughts in the context/environment of journalistic philosophy, ethics and law.

Light to carry around and worth keeping close when in need of reference. Get it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars VG BK FOR A CAREER IN JOURNALISM 12 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
NEVER HAS IT BEEN SUCH FURTILE TIME TO BE A JOURNALIST.WITH SO MANY CORRUPT POLICE ETC BEING EXPOSED THERE ARE MANY SUBJECTS THAT ARE OF PUBLIC INTEREST.GET OUT THERE AND EXPOSE THE SCUM.GD LUCK IN UR CAREER
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback