Researching for the Media Television, Radio and Journalism
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: Television, Radio and Journalism offers advice and instruction on practical, ethical and legal issues which affect anyone working in these industries. Beginning with suggestions on how to think up ideas and how to devise treatments, through to general research methods and techniques and guidance on working on location at home and abroad, it uses real examples of good and bad practice from the industry. Written by an experienced researcher, writer and producer, Researching for the Media includes:
- Tips on finding contributors from contestants, experts and specialists through to audiences and celebrities
- How to find photographs, picture and film clips and the ethical and legal issues involved
- Advice on finding and using music and copyright issues
- How the media uses the internet and social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
- A discussion of risk assessment, codes of conduct, ethical behaviour and legal and safety issues
- A glossary of media terms, further reading and a list of helpful websites.
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1. What is a Researcher? 2. Ideas 3. General Research 4. People 5. Pictures, Photographs and Film Clips 6. Props, Sets, Prizes, Question Setting and Teleshopping 7. Music 8. Locations 9. Working Abroad 10. Summary of legal issues Appendix: Organisations and Websites from all chapters Glossary
I recommended the old edition of the book to my first years this Tuesday! One of the few authors who I can associate with a specific book by name. – Dr Peter Beare, Course Leader, BSc(Hons) Media Production & Technology, School of Journalism and Digital Communications, University of Central Lancashire, UK
The first edition was a most useful addition to the available literature and I have seen it in use in several contexts, including as a textbook and on reading lists for national qualifications. It does, however, now need extensive updating as the author suggests, in order for it to remain current. – Prof Peter Beare, Head of Media, University of Sunderland, UK
This is a timely book, if not well overdue! The author is correct in her assumption that this will corner the market because there are so few practical handbooks dealing with media research aimed at media students and professionals. – Judith Stamper, Deputy Head of Institute & Principal Teaching Fellow in Broadcast Journalism, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK
I think that that author is right in her assessment that the new edition should ‘corner’ the market. We do not recommend these ‘chief rival" texts at City because they are considered to be too out of date... I teach a relevant course which is part of the MA journalism at City University London. This book if it had relevant sections on to Internet research could certainly become a core text for 300+ postgraduates and 300+ undergraduates in the Department of Journalism. – Connie St. Louis, Senior Lecturer and Director MA Science Journalism, Department of Journalism, City University London, UK