ABSTRACT

Every journalist must be able to conduct an interview and write snappy copy. No matter what field they are working in journalists also need to be able to wield a digital recorder, take photographs, talk to camera convincingly and create content for online delivery.

Reporting in a Multimedia World offers a thorough overview of the core skills journalists need for the 21st century. The authors show how to generate story ideas, handle interviews, write for different audiences, and edit your own copy. They explain the basics of news photography and broadcast media, the requirements of different digital platforms and the challenges of user generated content. They also look at professional issues: the use of social media by journalists, legal and ethical issues, and career strategies.

Thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid changes in media as a result of digital technologies, and written in a lively style with case studies and tips from experienced journalists, Reporting in a Multimedia World is an ideal introduction to an exciting and demanding profession.

'Theoretical and practical aspects of journalism are perfectly matched, making it an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.' - Padma Iyer in AsiaPacific MediaEducator

part Part 1|28 pages

NEWS–PEOPLE and INSTITUTIONS

chapter 1|10 pages

The Newsroom

chapter 2|7 pages

The Audience

chapter 3|9 pages

The Watchdogs

part Part 2|22 pages

The Raw Material

chapter 4|20 pages

Sources of News

part Part 3|120 pages

News-Gathering

chapter 5|28 pages

Generating News Stories

chapter 6|33 pages

The Rounds

chapter 7|23 pages

Legal and ETHICAL Issues

chapter 8|17 pages

Interviewing

chapter 9|17 pages

Working with Numerical Information

part Part 4|49 pages

News Writing

chapter 10|26 pages

The News Story Structure

chapter 11|14 pages

News Writing—Guidelines

chapter 12|7 pages

News Writing—Grammar

part Part 5|74 pages

Putting it all Together

chapter 13|16 pages

Writing the News Story

chapter 14|16 pages

Feature Stories

chapter 15|18 pages

News Photography

chapter 16|13 pages

Working with Video and Audio

chapter 17|9 pages

Working on Air and on Camera

part Part 6|22 pages

Professional Options

chapter 18|20 pages

The Career Path