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Media Skills


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The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Writing for Journalists

Writing for Journalists

4th Edition

Forthcoming

By Matt Swaine, Harriett Gilbert, Gavin Allen
July 23, 2021

Thoroughly revised and updated, the fourth edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the craft of journalistic writing, offering invaluable insight on how to hook readers and keep them to the end of your article. The book offers a systematic approach to news and feature writing that starts with...

Freelancing for Journalists

Freelancing for Journalists

1st Edition

By Lily Canter, Emma Wilkinson
July 23, 2020

Freelancing for Journalists offers an authoritative, practical and engaging guide for current and aspiring journalism freelances, exploring key aspects of the role including pitching a story, networking, branding and navigating freelance laws and rights. Featuring case studies from experienced ...

Sports Journalism The State of Play

Sports Journalism: The State of Play

1st Edition

By Tom Bradshaw, Daragh Minogue
August 19, 2019

Based on interviews with leading sports journalists and grounded in the authors’ experience and expertise in both the sports journalism industry and sports media research, Sports Journalism gives in-depth insight into the editorial and ethical challenges facing sports journalists in a fast-changing...

Feature Writing for Journalists

Feature Writing for Journalists

1st Edition

By Sharon Wheeler
April 21, 2009

Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the ...

Interviewing for Journalists

Interviewing for Journalists

3rd Edition

By Sally Adams, Emma Lee-Potter
May 16, 2017

Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right questions in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists – professionals, students and trainees – who write news stories and features for newspapers, magazines ...

Magazine Production

Magazine Production

2nd Edition

By Jason Whittaker
November 09, 2016

Magazine Production presents a guide to the practical processes of taking a magazine from initial idea to final product. This second edition provides important revisions on these production processes by examining the technological and business advancements which have reshaped the magazine industry ...

Writing for Journalists

Writing for Journalists

3rd Edition

By Wynford Hicks, Adams Sally, Harriett Gilbert, Tim Holmes, Jane Bentley
March 30, 2016

The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish. Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad ...

Subediting and Production for Journalists Print, Digital & Social

Subediting and Production for Journalists: Print, Digital & Social

2nd Edition

By Tim Holmes
September 09, 2015

The new edition of Subediting and Production for Journalists is a concise, clear and contemporary introduction to the skills required for subediting newspapers, magazines and websites. Tim Holmes describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of print to the modern era of the internet ...

Researching for the Media Television, Radio and Journalism

Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism

2nd Edition

By Adele Emm
April 30, 2014

Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism is an essential guide to researching for the media industry. It explains the role of the researcher and journalist within radio, television and journalism exploring key areas of what to expect in the job. Researching for the Media: ...

English for Journalists Twentieth Anniversary Edition

English for Journalists: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

4th Edition

By Wynford Hicks
July 25, 2013

English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential aspects of writing, from reporting speech to the house styles and jargon central to the language of journalism. Written in a highly accessible and ...

Designing for Newspapers and Magazines

Designing for Newspapers and Magazines

2nd Edition

By Chris Frost
December 14, 2011

A hugely beneficial introduction to students and professionals in print media and design, Designing for Newspapers and Magazines offers guidance on how to produce attractive publications and how to tailor them to their target audience using colour, text placement, typography and images.Written by ...

Interviewing for Radio

Interviewing for Radio

2nd Edition

By Jim Beaman
May 24, 2011

'Jim Beaman’s Interviewing for Radio is a classic and seminal practice text, brilliantly written and masterful in its content. Nobody working in professional radio can do without it. It is a must for all radio courses and I could not recommend it more highly' - Tim Crook, Head of Radio, Goldsmiths ...

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