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Financial Journalism

Money Matters

By Marie Kinsey

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Format: Hardback, 192 pages
Financial Journalism covers the essentials of finance, business and economics in a user friendly yet authoritative way. It explains key concepts and specialised terms in plain English and draws on the expertise of some of the best known financial journalists in Britain. In this text, Marie Kinsey addresses three main questions: what is financial journalism, how does it work, and what do you need to know to be a journalist confident of working on a financial or business story? Financial Journalism is divided into five sections, each covering the main interlocking areas of financial journalism and beginning with an exposition of the main financial institutions and how financial journalism developed: The world of financial journalism Reporting economics Reporting the markets Reporting business Reporting personal finance Each section contains a number of closely linked chapters with case studies and interviews with financial journalists, and ends with suggestions for further reading and a jargon checklist. The final chapter of each section will involve one or more case studies of how financial journalists choose to cover stories in that particular area, and the book concludes with a chapter on careers in financial journalism and how to get in.

Table of Contents

Notes on the author Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Part One -- The World of Financial Journalism 1. The Reporters 2. The Reported 3. Ethics: Treading the Line 4. Financial Journalists: Watchdog or Lapdog? Part Two -- Reporting Economics 5. 'It's the Economy, Stupid' 6. Taking the Economic Temperature 7. Telling the Story Part Three -- Reporting the Markets 8. The Flow of Money 9. Shares, Bonds and Foreign Exchange 10. Commodities and Futures 11. Options and Derivatives 12. Insurance 13. Telling the Story Part Four -- Reporting Business 14. The Firm 15. Decoding the Annual Report 16. Telling the Story Part Five -- Reporting Personal Finance 17. The Budget 18. Taxes and Benefits 19. Pensions 20. Savings and Investment 21. Telling the Story Afterword Getting in and getting on

About the Author

Marie Kinsey is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Course Leader for the PgDip/MA Broadcast Journalism and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Social Sciences. She has spent 25 years as a journalist working in newspapers, radio and television. For 15 of those years she specialised in financial journalism and worked as a presenter, reporter and deputy editor on many financial and business programmes.In 1990 she received a prestigious Wincott Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism. She is co-author of Key Concepts in Journalism Studies (2005) and co-editor of A Guide to Commercial Radio Journalism (2nd Edition, 1998) and Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Introduction (2008).

EAN: 9780415583893
ISBN: 0415583896
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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