This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom.
Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today.
Other key areas explored include:
the language of news
the art of interviewing
the role of social media in reporting
reporting on national and local government
guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.
Ian Reeves is Deputy Director of the University of Kent's Centre for Journalism. An award-winning former editor of Press Gazette, he continues to write about business and media issues for a variety of newspapers and to provide digital consultancy for online news content. He is co-editor of What Do We Mean By Local? Grass-Roots Journalism - Its Death and Rebirth (with Neil Fowler and John Mair, 2012). He designed and built the Centre for Journalism's website and its iPad app - the first app for a university department to appear on the Apple App Store. Richard Lance Keeble is Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln. He is the author of Ethics for Journalists (2nd edition, 2008), the editor of Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction (2005), the co-editor of The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter (with Sharon Wheeler, 2007) and is co-editor and author of 25 other titles.
Notes on contributors Preface 1. From Grub Street to pub tweet: Anatomy of an industry 2. From print to multi-platform: Anatomy of a newspaper 3. Press gangs and endangered species: Anatomy of the modern newsroom 4. Journalism in the dock: Ethics, Hackgate and beyond 5. Standing the story up: Reporting basics 6. Learning the language of news 7. News reporting in the digital age 8. Feature writing: Painting pictures in words 9. The art of interviewing 10. Investigative reporting: The good, the bad and the ugly Nick Nuttall 11. The wrong arm of the law: Newspapers and legislation 12. Powerful information: Reporting national and local government John Turner 13. All human life: Covering the courts Mark Hanna 14. On or off the job - or both? Training and careers Appendix: useful information and contacts Bibliography Index