This is an essential reading for anyone with ambitions to break into one of the most competitive sectors in today's job market. Written by a working journalist with long experience in the national press, the book provides all the industry knowledge and expert advice would-be journalists will need to enter the field. Reinforced by exercises to enable readers to test their skills and writing ability against the expert, the coverage includes everything from news reporting and writing general and specialist features, to leaders, personal columns and even photojournalism. With valuable tips throughout, sound advice on structuring a story and taking the right angle - plus a look at the overall market for newspapers and available training - this is the book of first resort for students or journalism, media studies and related courses, as well as their career advisors and tutors.
Table of Contents
What is journalism? - the life cycle of a story; what is news?; old news is bad news; news reporting - contacts and interviews; news writing - choosing an angle and structuring a story; general features - types of features; specialist features - profiles, reviews, leaders, personal columns; other journalism - photojournalism; what next? - training; the newspaper market.
David Stephenson David Stephenson has more than 15 years' experience in journalism. He is currently Deputy Chief Sub-editor on the Express on Sunday magazine, and a part-time lecturer in journalism at the University of Westminster.