The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism

Author: Andy Bull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607512
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.

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 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.

Careers in Media and Film

Author: Georgina Gregory
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written for students, graduates and academics from the disciplines of film, media and related subjects, and for those from other disciplines who want to break into the media, this book is a virtual career coach and an employability course all in one package. A practical handbook, it offers encouragement, advice, information and case studies to help students to make the most of the opportunities in this very competitive career world. The book can be used as a textual support for careers modules and PDP (Personal Development Planning), graduate workshops, on-line courses and as a departmental or careers library resource. Equally, it works effectively as a self-help guide to enable individuals to focus on their career / life development.

Law for Journalists

Author: Frances Quinn
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292208619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Broadcast Journalism Handbook

Author: Gary Hudson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429664621
Format: PDF, Docs
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This exciting and comprehensive text takes students, trainees and professionals into the world of the modern-day newsroom, covering both key techniques and theory in detail. The second edition has been revised and updated to include all the technical, regulatory and theoretical advances in recent broadcast custom and practice and is influenced by newsrooms around the country. Main features: Complete coverage of all the key skills: news gathering, interviewing, writing and story-telling, live/location-reporting, online, editing, graphics and presentation. Expert advice and contributions from leading broadcast journalists from the BBC, ITV and Sky News. The Essential Guide, a section on how to get a job, the law and an up-to-date glossary of broadcasting terms. Workshops and Exercises, which provides the opportunity to practise key skills. Case Study, A Closer Look and Thinkpiece boxes help put the theory into context. Remember and Tip boxes summarise key concepts and offer guidance. A DVD demonstrating filming techniques and editing ideas. New for the second edition: Greater emphasis on online elements of broadcast journalism and the role of social media in news gathering. A focus on the interactive nature of the contemporary news process - how to find user-generated content, empower audiences and engage listeners and viewers. The key skills required for students taking the new NCTJ Broadcast Journalism exams. Ideal for students on journalism courses at all levels, this text is also useful for professionals and trainees working in broadcast, print and other media, and those looking at broadcast journalism in the wider context of media studies.

McNae s Essential Law for Journalists and Essential Public Affairs for Journalists Pack

Author: Mark Hanna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198753360
Format: PDF, ePub
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These two essential texts have been packaged together to offer great value for journalism students and practitioners. Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. It offers comprehensive and engaging coverage of the workings of both central and local government, and provides all the information necessary to cover public affairs with confidence. 60 years since the first edition, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike. The only media law text endorsed by the NCTJ, this text offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations - a vital tool throughout your journalism career.

Magazine Journalism Today

Author: Anthony Davis
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book follows the progression of magazine production from the planning stage and commissioning of material, printing and production - including desktop publishing - through to publication and distribution. The book deals with the variety of skills required by a journalist whether they are working on a lavishly staffed, mass circulation publication or on a specialist journal originated by one person. Topics covered include: * Organization and staffing - from editors to researchers * Planning an issue, from the development of ideas to commissioning and scheduling material * Feature writing - including researching, conducting interviews and finding opening words * Pictures, photographic sessions in studios, and captioning * Presentation - the choice of typefaces, the use and treatment of pictures and the design of pages * Sub-editing, including the checking and cutting of copy, headline writing, marking for type and proofing. Anthony Davis is a freelance journalist who has worked on magazines for more than 25 years. He was a reporter for the Sunday Express for thirteen years and then moved to TV Times as staff and freelance and as diary editor, columnist and feature writer. There is also a career guide which lists training course and ways of finding employment or setting up as a freelance.