This guide to all aspects of the reporter's job, has been extensively revised and updated for a third edition. It considers: What is news? How the modern newsroom operates How facts are gathered and checked The reporter and picture ideas District reporting Techniques of interviewing News writing and newspaper language How to summarize Reporting the courts Political and industrial reporting Aspects of sportswriting Feature writing and arts reviewing
The book also includes an important new chapter on the place of local government in newspaper coverage and it examines a newspaper's internal structure and the reporter's daily work in the light of the latest technology.
This classic textbook is a must for all journalism and media courses and offers the ideal career introduction for the young journalist.