Reporting in a Multimedia World

An introduction to core journalism skills

Barbara Alysen, Mandy Oakham, Roger Patching and Gail Sedorkin
AUD $49.99
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A completely updated edition of the user-friendly introduction to core journalism skills in print, broadcast and electronic media.

Every journalist must be able to conduct an interview and write snappy copy. No matter what field they are working in journalists also need to be able to wield a digital recorder, take photographs, talk to camera convincingly and create content for online delivery.

Reporting in a Multimedia World offers a thorough overview of the core skills journalists need for the 21st century. The authors show how to generate story ideas, handle interviews, write for different audiences, and edit your own copy. They explain the basics of news photography and broadcast media, the requirements of different digital platforms and the challenges of user generated content. They also look at professional issues: the use of social media by journalists, legal and ethical issues, and career strategies.

Thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid changes in media as a result of digital technologies, and written in a lively style with case studies and tips from experienced journalists, Reporting in a Multimedia World is an ideal introduction to an exciting and demanding profession.

'Theoretical and practical aspects of journalism are perfectly matched, making it an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.' - Padma Iyer in AsiaPacific MediaEducator

Author bio:

BARBARA ALYSEN is a senior lecturer in Journalism at the University of Western Sydney and author of The Electronic Reporter. MANDY OAKHAM is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT and editor of Don't Bury the Lead. ROGER PATCHING is Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism at Bond University and co-author of Journalism Ethics. GAIL SEDORKIN is a features journalist for The Cairns Post, teaches at James Cook University, and is the author of Interviewing.

Category: Media & communication studies
ISBN: 9781742374338
Edition No: 2nd
Table Of Contents: Contents

Foreword

Part I: News - people and institutions


1. The newsroom

2. The audience

3. The watchdogs

Part II: The raw material

4. Sources of news

Part III: News-gathering

5. Generating news stories

6. The rounds

7. Legal and ethical issues

8. Interviewing

9. Working with numerical information

Part IV: News writing

10. The news story structure

11. News writing - guidelines

12. News writing - grammar

Part V: Putting it all together

13. Writing the news story

14. Feature stories

15. News photography

16. Working with video and audio

17. Working on air and on camera

Part VI: Professional options

18. The career path

References

Index
Publisher: A&U Academic
Imprint: A&U Academic
Pub Date: January 2012
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback
Subject: Press & journalism

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