The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism

Author: Andy Bull
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The National Council for the Training of Journalists knows more than anyone about how to get the qualifications you need, and find the job that is right for you. The NCTJ Guide to Careers in Journalism is your essential guide. Author Andy Bull tells you all you need to know about becoming a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. In this handy reference he examines what journalism is all about; how to pick the branch of the trade that is right for you; how to choose an NCTJ-accredited training course that will suit you and your individual goals; and how to ensure your career develops along the right tracks.

Essential Reporting

Author: Jon Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412947502
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn, and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner includes: What makes a good reporter What is news, and how to find it How newsrooms work Day-to-day life as a reporter Key reporting tasks Covering courts and councils Successful interviewing Writing news stories Specialist reporting Handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading.

The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Author: Tim Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198785518
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Essential Public Affairs for Journalists' is a practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently.

McNae s Essential Law for Journalists

Author: Mike Dodd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192537687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Precise and lucid in its treatment of practical detail, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is the unrivalled handbook for students of journalism and professionals. Including pithy summaries, clear cross-references, and hands-on practical advice, McNae's meets the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work, while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Published in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the elemental text for students, and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's continues to successfully distil the law and make it manageable. Online resources Comprehensive online resources accompany the text, including regular updates from the authors to keep readers abreast of the law. www.mcnaes.com

McNae s Essential Law for Journalists

Author: Tom Welsh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199211548
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

Journalism

Author: Anna McKane
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408116596
Format: PDF
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Print journalism is one of the most popular career options among recent graduates. But how many of them land that crucial first job and go on to build a career in print journalism? This book gives you all you need to plan and build your career in journalism, including sections on: - Analysis of the industry: sectors and structures - Types of print journalism: newspapers, national and regional; magazines; consumer handouts; voluntary sector publishing; web journalism; agency work; photojournalism - Range of job opportunities; freelance/salaried; in-house/in the field - Routes into journalism: getting in and getting on - Training and education; resources/contacts.

Law for Journalists

Author: Frances Quinn
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292208619
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by a working journalist with over 20 years’ experience, Law for Journalists is designed to equip you with a solid understanding of the day-to-day legal principles and practices you will need throughout your career. Suitable for use on courses accredited by the NCTJ and BCTJ, this book is packed full of practical tips and suggestions, making it a must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike. New to this edition: ● Discussion of the first cases brought since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force, highlighting how the new provisions are being interpreted by the courts. ● Increased coverage of broadcast and online journalism, and social media. ● More detailed focus on the ethical codes of practice used by Ofcom and IPSO.

The Mind of a Journalist

Author: Jim Willis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412954576
Format: PDF, ePub
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What propels an individual into becoming a professional observer and chronicler of society, joining a group that is often targeted for criticism by the general public? Can a journalist really have an objective view of the world and the way it operates or do journalists each operate from a specific worldview, parts of which are held in common by all journalists? Do journalists feel they can become involved in normal social and civic activities, or is the world a detached storehouse of ideas for stories? Is the journalist most effective on the sidelines of society, or in getting involved in the action, or taking to the field as a referee or field judge? If journalists are so devoted to the ideals of objectivity, detachment, truth, and providing an accurate view of the world, why do so many of them leave journalism and move into public relations, media consulting, and advertising? These are just some of the issues explored in The Mind of a Journalist: How Reporters See Themselves, Their Stories, and the World. For students and would-be journalists, this book analyzes the rational processes journalists use in defining themselves, their world, and their relation to that world. Written by veteran journalist and noted professor Jim Willis, with many observations from working and recently retired journalists from both print and broadcast, the goal of the book is to put this discussion of journalist thinking into the classroom (alongside discussion of reporting and writing techniques). Ultimately, the book provides added insights to how journalists think and why they do what they do. Features & Benefits: Included throughout the book are many observations/interviews from working journalists at such media outlets as: The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, WRTV Television in Indianapolis, and The Daily Oklahoman. A running single-story example (President's Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003) shows how the same story was treated by several different journalist mindsets, and thereby examining how these different mindsets defined the issues of truth, ethics, and legality for this story.