This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom.
Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today.
Other key areas explored include:
- the language of news
- basic reporting
- the art of interviewing
- feature writing
- the role of social media in reporting
- investigative reporting
- court reporting
- reporting on national and local government
- guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.
Notes on contributors Preface 1. From Grub Street to pub tweet: Anatomy of an industry 2. From print to multi-platform: Anatomy of a newspaper 3. Press gangs and endangered species: Anatomy of the modern newsroom 4. Journalism in the dock: Ethics, Hackgate and beyond 5. Standing the story up: Reporting basics 6. Learning the language of news 7. News reporting in the digital age 8. Feature writing: Painting pictures in words 9. The art of interviewing 10. Investigative reporting: The good, the bad and the ugly Nick Nuttall 11. The wrong arm of the law: Newspapers and legislation 12. Powerful information: Reporting national and local government John Turner 13. All human life: Covering the courts Mark Hanna 14. On or off the job – or both? Training and careers Appendix: useful information and contacts Bibliography Index
'something quite unique in its attempt to untie theroy and practice within a single volume... Keeble is doing to journalism what John Berger did to art appreciation with the aim here of developing the reflective journalist in a global world... The Newspapers Handbook will remain the definitive work because of the range, quality and depth of its content.' - Rob Melville, Journalism Practice