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.

chapter |6 pages

What is News?

chapter |14 pages

Gathering the News

chapter |5 pages

Picture Ideas

chapter |11 pages

District Reporting

chapter |16 pages


chapter |24 pages

News Writing

chapter |15 pages

Newspaper Language

chapter |32 pages

Reporting the Courts

chapter |10 pages

Reporting Local Government

chapter |11 pages


chapter |10 pages

Business and Industry

chapter |10 pages

Reporting Religions

chapter |6 pages


chapter |9 pages

Feature Writing

chapter |19 pages

Arts Reviewing

chapter |8 pages

Newspaper Structure

chapter |5 pages

Looking things Up

chapter |6 pages

A Note On Ethics

chapter |5 pages

Careers In Journalism