The Newspapers Handbook
Series Editor: James Curran
Routledge – 2005 – 302 pages
Series: Media Practice
Fully revised and updated, The Newspapers Handbook remains the essential guide to working as a newspaper journalist. It examines the ever-changing, everyday skills of newspaper reporting and explores the theoretical, ethical and political dimensions of a journalist’s job.
Using a range of new examples from tabloid, compact and broadsheet newspapers, non-mainstream and local publications, Richard Keeble examines key journalistic skills such as the art of interviewing, news reporting, reviewing, feature writing, using the Internet and freelancing.
New chapters from John Turner, Nick Nuttall and Mark Hanna explore the specializms of local and national government reporting, investigative journalism and covering the courts.
The Newspapers Handbook includes:
The Newspapers Handbook encourages a critical approach to newspaper practice, and maintains its standing as a must-have student and professional resource.
'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
1. Behind the Hollywood Myths: The Journalist's Job 2. Efficks, Ethics or Politics 3. Sourcing the News 4. The Art of Interviewing 5. Learning the Language of News 6. News Reporting: Beyond the Five Ws 7. Planning for the Unforeseen: Covering Transport Accidents, Fires, Demonstrations and Human Interest Stories 8. More News Assignments: Meetings, Press Conferences, Reports, Speeches and Eye-Witness Reporting 9. Powerful Information: Reporting National and Local Government10. All Human Life: Covering the Courts 11. Investigative Reporting: The Times They are A-Changin’? 12. Feature Writing: Thinking Visually, Painting Pictures with Words 13. Some Specialist Areas: Personal Columns, Reviewing, Freelancing 14. New Technology: How Journalism Can Damage Your Health 15. On or Off the Job – or Both? Training and Careers
Richard Keeble is Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and former director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Journalism at City University. He is the author of Ethics for Journalists and editor of Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction