A Critical Introduction
Edited by Jane Chapman, Marie Kinsey
Published October 28th 2008 by Routledge – 276 pages
Broadcast Journalism offers a critical analysis of the key skills required to work in the modern studio, on location, or online, with chapters written by industry professionals from the BBC, ITV, CNN and independent production companies in the UK and USA. Areas highlighted include:
The practical tips are balanced with chapters on representation, ethics, law, economics and history, as well as specialist areas such as documentary and the reporting of politics, business, sport and celebrity. Broadcast Journalism concludes with a vital chapter on career planning to act as a springboard for your future work in the broadcast industry.
Contributors: Jim Beaman; Jane Chapman; Fiona Chesterton; Tim Crook; Anne Dawson; Tony Harcup; Jackie Harrison; Ansgard Heinrich; Emma Hemmingway; Patricia Holland; David Holmes; Gary Hudson; Nicholas Jones; Marie Kinsey; Roger Laughton; Leslie Mitchell; Jeremy Orlebar; Claire Simmons; Katie Stewart; Ingrid Volkmer; Mike Ward; Deborah Wilson.
Jane Chapman is Reader in Journalism Studies at Lincoln School of Journalism. She has worked extensively in the industry as a television producer (with her own independent production company, Chapman Clarke Films), as an on screen news reporter for national commercial breakfast television (TV-am), a T.V. news senior journalist (Granada T.V.), an assistant producer (BBC Panorama and Newsweek), a news sub editor (HTV) and a staff researcher (Southern T.V.) She has also worked as a magazine freelance (Health & Fitness magazine) and as a BBC Radio 4 freelance reporter (You and Yours). She is author of Comparative Media History (2005) and Documentary in Practice (2nd edition, 2006).
Marie Kinsey is Senior University Teacher and Course Leader for the MA in Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University and won the 1990 Financial Broadcaster of the Year Wincott Award. She has worked in broadcasting since 1979 with BRMB in Birmingham, Independent Radio News, LBC, Thames Television and the BBC. For 15 years she specialised in business and finance, including posts as Deputy City Editor with IRN and Business Correspondent for BBC radio and television in the south east. She has presented live radio and television programmes and contributed to many networked programmes in both media. Most recently she was an occasional presenter on 'The Financial World Tonight' and `Wake Up to Money´ on BBC Radio Five Live and for the business segments of `Today´ on Radio 4. She is co-editor of A Guide to Independent Radio Journalism (1998).