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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first
century news reporter. From the process of finding a story and tracing sources,
to interviewing contacts, gathering information and filing the finished report,
it is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for
Reporting for Journalists explores the role of the reporter in the world of
modern journalism and emphasises the importance of learning to report across
all media – radio, television, online, newspapers and periodicals. Using case
studies, and examples of print, online and broadcast news stories, the second
edition of Reporting for Journalists includes:
information on using wikis, blogs, social networks and online maps finding a
story and how to develop ideas researching the story and building the contacts
book including crowd sourcing and using chat rooms interactivity with readers
and viewers and user generated content making best use of computer aided
reporting (CAR), news groups and search engines covering courts, councils and
press conferences reporting using video, audio and text preparing reports for
broadcasting or publication consideration of ethical practice, and cultural
expectations and problems an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary of
key terms and a list of journalism websites and organisations.