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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 146.05 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0745311091
  • 9780745311098

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.
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About David Randall

David Randall is a British journalist who has written for four national newspapers, news editing three of them. He is now news executive and senior writer at the Independent on Sunday, covering major national and international stories. He has lectured in journalism all over the world, and writes a column for Internazionale in Italy.
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