Essential Reporting: The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists

Essential Reporting: The NCTJ Guide for Trainee Journalists

By: Jon Smith (author), Joanne Butcher (author)Hardback

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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. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: * 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.It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.

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What you Need Character, Attitude, Knowledge, Skills, Equipment What's News? What News Stories Have in Common - and Why Some Get Printed Finding Out News and Information Sources A Day in the Life What it's Like Being a Reporter First Tasks Handouts, Calls, Weddings, Anniversaries, Retirements, Deaths Out and About Public events, Speeches, Meetings, Press conferences, Pictures Talking to People Vox pops, Ring-rounds, Surveys, Interviews, Death knocks The Unexpected Major incidents, Weather stories, Human interest Shaping the Story Story length, Structure, Angles, Intros Writing the Words News stories, Writing for pictures, Presentation English Matters Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Style Working Online Reporting, Writing, Designing, Interacting Audio and Video Multi-media, Audio & Radio, Video & TV Court Reporting Courts, Inquests, Tribunals, Inquiries Local Politics Contacts, Councils, Town halls, Political parties, MPs, Elections Specialist Areas Sport, Crime, Education, Environment, Health, Industry, District reporting Features News backgrounders, Entertainment features, Reviews Training A guide to the NCTJ

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412947503
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781412947503
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 1412947502

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