Online Journalism: The Essential Guide

Online Journalism: The Essential Guide

By: Paul Lashmar (author), Steve Hill (author)Hardback

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"An essential guide for anyone hungry to learn how journalism should be practised today, and will be tomorrow. Hill and Lashmar encapsulate the transformative impact technology is having on journalism, but anchor those changes in the basic principles of reporting." - Paul Lewis, The Guardian "As the news business transforms, Online Journalism is a fantastic new resource for both students and lecturers. Informative, straightforward and easily digested, it's a one-stop shop for the skills, knowledge, principles and mindset required for journalistic success in the digital age." - Mary Braid, Kingston University Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights ( Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!

About Author

Steve Hill is senior lecturer in journalism at Westminster University, London. Prior to joining Westminster in 2015, he lectured at Southampton Solent University and is a freelance technology journalist. Steve is co-author of Online Journalism: The Essential Guide (SAGE, 2013) with Paul Lashmar of Brunel University. He has written about technology, the Internet and business for over 20 years. Prior to joining Solent, he worked at magazine giant EMAP in London, tech publisher (Incisive Media) and Paragon Publishing (now Imagine). He has also written on a freelance basis for: The Independent, Sunday Express, New Statesman, and Computing magazine. Over the last 20 years Steve has interviewed some well-known names including: Bob Geldof, Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, Jerry Springer, David Bowie and Martha Lane-Fox (now Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho). He has appeared on Sky News, Radio Five Live (Simon Mayo show), BBC London (Paul Ross Breakfast Show), Radio 1 Newsbeat, LBC, The BBC News Channel as a pundit. His research interests include the usage of technology in journalism, particularly in relation to user-generated content. He studied politics at University of the West of England, Bristol and have a postgraduate journalism diploma, a masters in Media Practice, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He currently sits on the committee of the AJE (Association for Journalism Education) and is a member of MeCSSA. Dr Paul Lashmar joined Sussex University in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and he is also an investigative journalist and research academic.


Introduction PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ONLINE JOURNALISM What are the Essential Skills? Understanding Your Users PART TWO: SKILLS FOR THE MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Writing for the Web Telling the Story with Images Using Audio and Podcasts Working with Video Doing Investigative Reporting PART THREE: BUILDING COMMUNITIES, INTERACTION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Social Media and Building Online Communities Blogging and Participatory Journalism Freelancing and Entrepreneurial Journalism Outputting For Web, Mobile and Tablet PART FOUR: BECOMING A THINKING JOURNALIST Ethics and Good Practice Law and Regulation How the Internet Transformed Journalism

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446207345
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781446207345
  • weight: 650
  • ISBN10: 144620734X

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