Journalism in the digital age; A questioning profession; Working in a modern newsroom; The purpose and meaning of news; Ethics, law and free speech; Journalism language; Language of print; Writing features; Reporting for broadcast; Broadcast presentation; Interviewing for print; Interviewing for radio and TV; Features and documentaries for radio and TV; Public affairs reporting; Investigative reporting; Specialist reporting; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography
Combines skills and theory for radio, TV, print and on-line
Shows how journalists can work with converged media
Gives essential theory, ethics, law and management skills alongside the practical techniques: interviewing, writing, reporting and newsgathering
'The author has the rare ability to convey his ideas in terse,
lucid and precise language. They will define the future of
journalism in the information age as a result of rapid advances in
Reader review on Amazon.com
'John Herbert has produced a book which has defined the pedagogy of journalism in a practice world which has become virtually all digital. He brings clarity to the process of journalism education: learning, practising and managing. ...Students will find this book inspirational and an important resource of reading and knowledge.'
Tim Crook, Head of Radio at the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
"This book is a must for all journalism departments, as well as for practitioners who want to maintain a leading edge over their competitors."
Rodney Bennett-England, in Journalism Training magazine, Spring 2001