'Incredibly comprehensive. Learn and understand this lot and you will have a fine grasp' Jon Snow 'This sets the standard for every radio newsroom' - Andy Ivy, Editor, Sky News Radio In an age of infinite choice made possible by new technology, and a disturbing move away from traditional reporting into colourful comment and speculation by blogs and 'citizen journalists' there has never been a better time to focus on pure journalism skills. Essential Radio Journalism is a vastly comprehensive working manual for radio journalists as well as a textbook for broadcast journalism students. It contains practical advice for gathering, reporting, writing, editing and presenting, the news, alongside media law and ethics. There is a wealth of 'inside' information, checklists and on-the-job advice that you can immediately put to use whether you are in your first job or have several years of experience. This is a book to inspire responsible, accurate and exceptional journalism skills.
Peter Stewart is a trainer for BBC Radio, acts as a Judge for the Sony Radio Awards and lectures on many university media courses. He is author of Essential Radio Skills and has over 15 years of broadcast experience with a variety of employers including the BBC, Sky News, Virgin, Kiss FM. Paul Chantler is an international radio programming consultant advising companies about audience-building strategies, bidding for licences and tactics throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. He also trains presenters and journalists.
Foreword - by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News Preface Acknowledgements 1 RADIO IN THE UK 2 RADIO WORLDWIDE 3 WORKING IN RADIO NEWS 4 NEWS GATHERING 5 NEWS REPORTING 6 NEWS INTERVIEWING 7 NEWS WRITING 8 NEWS BULLETINS 9 NEWS EDITING 10 NEWS PRESENTATION 11 TECHNICALITIES 12 THE LAW AND REGULATION 13 ETHICS 14 'AND FINALLY ...' GLOSSARY INDEX