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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; annotated edition edition (4 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415240875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415240871
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,264,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chris Frost is Head of Journalism and director of the Centre for Responsible Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK and has been a journalist, editor and journalism educator for almost 40 years.
He is chair of the National Union of Journalist's Ethics Council and a National Council member of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. He also sits on the NUJ's Professional Training Committee. He is a former President of the National Union of Journalists, a former member of the Press Council and a former National Chair of the Association of Journalism Educators.
He is an executive board member of the Institute of Communication Ethics and sits on the editorial board of Ethical Space.
He has written several books on Journalism: Journalism Ethics and Regulation (now in production for a third edition); Designing for Newspapers and Magazines; Reporting for Journalists (now due for publication as its second edition); and Media Ethics and Self-Regulation as well as several book chapters: Frost, C (in publication) Law as Regulation in Petley J and Williams, G (eds) Contemporary Media in Britain; Frost, C (2006)Local Ethics in Franklin, R (ed) Local Journalism and Local Media London: Routledge; Frost, C (2006) Press Complaints Commission: Ten years of self-regulation in Keeble, R (ed) Communication Ethics Today London: Troubador; Frost, C (2005) Design for Print Media in Keeble, R (ed) Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction London: Routledge; Frost, C (2005) The Press Complaints Commission in Walters, E and Johnson, A (eds) (2005) Decriminalising defamation: An IFJ campaign resource for defeating criminal defamation Brussels: IFJ. He has published widely in academic journals and regularly writes magazine and newspaper articles as well as broadcasting. He has spoken at conferences or worked as a consultant in much of Eastern Europe, Asia and South Africa.

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..."the Routledge Media Skills series.... offering solid how-to-do-it advice for those embarking on a career in journalism or television...and together they are beginning to form a comprehensive textbook published in installments."-Bruce Hamlin, City University, London, in Journalism ..."the growing and important Media Skills stable from Routledge."-John Herbert, Staffordshire University, in Journalism Studies "Frost (University of Central Lancashire, UK) provides pragmatic advice on traveling to obtain news. And a well-conceived discussion of the news-production process includes helpful diagrams. The book succeeds in fostering interest in news and a journalism career without hyperbole or ignoring the news media's shortcomings and challenges. Recommended for extensive collections supporting the study of news writing and reporting. "Choice June 2002."

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Chris Frost is senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. A journalist and a teacher for almost thirty years, he chairs the National Union of Journalist's ethics council. He is the author of Media Ethics and Self Regulation

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aubergine on 8 Dec. 2008
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Covers all the basics that are often forgotten by students/trainees in the rush for media stardom. Helpful and informative.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joemanji on 7 July 2008
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with every page i become more irritated that i wasted good money on this book. there are pages and pages of irrelevant tosh such as a whole page dedicated to a list of things you should keep in your car (cans of drink, mars bar, mobile phone...)! it is patronising beyond belief and the tone is often very insulting to the reader, inviting us to join with the writer in scorning certain sections of society. hardly a good example for potential journalists. there is nothing in this book that anyone over the age of 10 would not already know. total dross. (review by girlfriend of registered user)
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