..."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."
From the Back Cover
Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.
Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media - radio, television, on-line, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print and broadcast news stories, Reporting for Journalists includes:
How to find a story and how to develop ideas
Researching the story and building the contacts book
Making best use of computer aided reporting (CAR), news groups, chat rooms and search engines
Covering courts, councils and press conferences
A chapter on broadcast reporting highlighting issues specific to television and radio
An annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a list of journalism websites