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1st Edition

Broadcast Journalism
A Critical Introduction

ISBN 9780415441551
Published December 9, 2008 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Broadcast Journalism offers a critical analysis of the key skills required to work in the modern studio, on location, or online, with chapters written by industry professionals from the BBC, ITV, CNN and independent production companies in the UK and USA. Areas highlighted include:

  • interviewing
  • researching
  • editing
  • writing
  • reporting.

The practical tips are balanced with chapters on representation, ethics, law, economics and history, as well as specialist areas such as documentary and the reporting of politics, business, sport and celebrity. Broadcast Journalism concludes with a vital chapter on career planning to act as a springboard for your future work in the broadcast industry.

Contributors: Jim Beaman; Jane Chapman; Fiona Chesterton; Tim Crook; Anne Dawson; Tony Harcup; Jackie Harrison; Ansgard Heinrich; Emma Hemmingway; Patricia Holland; David Holmes; Gary Hudson; Nicholas Jones; Marie Kinsey; Roger Laughton; Leslie Mitchell; Jeremy Orlebar; Claire Simmons; Katie Stewart; Ingrid Volkmer; Mike Ward; Deborah Wilson.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors Part 1 The Shape of Broadcast News Introduction JANE CHAPMAN 1 Broadcast Journalism: Yesterday, Today and The Future JANE CHAPMAN 2 Paying the Piper: Funding Broadcast News DEBORAH WILSON 3 Eyes, Ears and Clicks: The Battle for an Audience MARIE KINSEY 4 ‘And now the news from where you are’: Going Local ROGER LAUGHTON 5 CNN and Beyond: Journalism in a Networked Global Sphere INGRID VOLKMER AND ANSGARD HEINRICH 6 Exploring News Values: The Ideal and the Real JACKIE HARRISON Part 2 The Practices of Broadcast News Introduction JANE CHAPMAN AND MARIE KINSEY 7 Inside the Newsroom: Who’s Who and What’s What EMMA HEMMINGWAY 8 On the Road: Gathering Raw Material DAVID HOLMES, KATIE STEWART AND MARIE KINSEY 9 Asking Questions: Interviewing for Broadcast News JIM BEAMAN AND ANN DAWSON 10 Painting Pictures 1: Writing, Editing and Packaging for Television JEREMY ORLEBAR 11 Painting Pictures 2: Writing, Editing and Packaging for Radio LESLIE MITCHELL 12 Painting Pictures 3: Broadcast and the Web MIKE WARD 13 Going Live: Presenting for Broadcast MARIE KINSEY 14 Reporting Sport GARY HUDSON 15 Reporting Business, Finance and the City MARIE KINSEY 16 Reporting Politics NICHOLAS JONES 17 Reporting Celebrity CLAIRE SIMMONS Part 3 Context Introduction MARIE KINSEY 18 Outside the Newsroom: Selling Stories and Ideas FIONA CHESTERTON 19 Radio and Television Documentary JANE CHAPMAN 20 Representation in News PATRICIA HOLLAND 21 Freedoms and Responsibilities: Law for Broadcast Journalists TIM CROOK 22 Fair Enough? Ethics and Regulation in Broadcast Journalism TONY HARCUP 23 Next Steps and Staying Ahead MARIE KINSEY 24 Conclusion JANE CHAPMAN AND MARIE KINSEY

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Jane Chapman is Reader in Journalism Studies at Lincoln School of Journalism. She has worked extensively in the industry as a television producer (with her own independent production company, Chapman Clarke Films), as an on screen news reporter for national commercial breakfast television (TV-am), a T.V. news senior journalist (Granada T.V.), an assistant producer (BBC Panorama and Newsweek), a news sub editor (HTV) and a staff researcher (Southern T.V.) She has also worked as a magazine freelance (Health & Fitness magazine) and as a BBC Radio 4  freelance reporter (You and Yours). She is author of Comparative Media History (2005) and Documentary in Practice (2nd edition, 2006).

Marie Kinsey is Senior University Teacher and Course Leader for the MA in Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University and won the 1990 Financial Broadcaster of the Year Wincott Award. She has worked in broadcasting since 1979 with BRMB in Birmingham, Independent Radio News, LBC, Thames Television and the BBC. For 15 years she specialised in business and finance, including posts as Deputy City Editor with IRN and Business Correspondent for BBC radio and television in the south east. She has presented live radio and television programmes and contributed to many networked programmes in both media. Most recently she was an occasional presenter on 'The Financial World Tonight' and `Wake Up to Money´ on BBC Radio Five Live and for the business segments of `Today´ on Radio 4. She is co-editor of A Guide to Independent Radio Journalism (1998).