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Researching for the Media

Television, Radio and Journalism, 2nd Edition

By Adele Emm


212 pages

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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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Table of Contents

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

About the Author


Adèle Emm has worked in a news agency, in film editing at the BBC, as a freelance researcher at Thames and Tyne Tees Television, and as staff researcher and producer at Granada. Discover more at

About the Series

Media Skills

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Research
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies