The Universal Journalist

The Universal Journalist

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This is a guide to the "universals" of good journalistic practice, and is designed for professionals and trainee journalists worldwide. It emphasizes that good journalism is not just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills in order to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. It sets out to challenge old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 146.05 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0745311083
  • 9780745311081

Table of contents

Universal journalism; the limitations of journalism; news value; what makes a good reporter; questioning; sources; investigative reporting; new ethics; writing for newspapers; intros; construction and description; comment, intentional and otherwise; news editing; information journalism; fixed features; creating and re-creating newspapers; layout and projection; how to manage staff; technology and the future of journalism.show more

About David Randall

Nicholas Gilby led the Campaign Against Arms Trade's efforts to expose corruption in Britain's arms deals with Saudi Arabia. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade (2009) and his research has featured in the Guardian, BBC's Newsnight and Al Jazeera.show more

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