Reporting for Journalists
By Chris Frost
Routledge – 2010 – 220 pages
Series: Media Skills
Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources, to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report, it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.
Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across all media – radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second edition of Reporting for Journalists includes:
@contents: Selected Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The role of the reporter Chapter 3. Finding a story Chapter 4. Researching the story Chapter 5. Office procedures Chapter 6. On the road Chapter 7. Making contact Chapter 8. Getting the story Chapter 9. Interviewing Chapter 10. Production Chapter 11. And finally… Glossary Further reading Internet sites of interest Bibliography Index
Chris Frost is Head of Journalism at Liverpool John Moore's University, UK. A journalist and a teacher for almost forty years, he chairs the National Union of Journalist's ethics council and is a member of the NUJ Professional Training Committee. He is the author of Journalism Ethics and Regulation (2007), Media Ethics and Self Regulation (2000) and Designing for Newspapers and Magazines (2003).