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Journalism By Tony Harcup

Journalism by Tony Harcup

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Journalism: Principles & Practice remains the essential textbook for all students of journalism. With each print copy of the new third edition, students receive 12 months FREE access to the interactive eBook edition offering on-the-go access to a wealth of digital resources including video tutorials from the author himself!

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Journalism: Principles and Practice by Tony Harcup

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781446274095)
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Journalism: Principles & Practice remains the essential textbook for all students of journalism. With each print copy of the new third edition, you receive FREE access to the interactive eBook edition offering on-the-go access to a wealth of digital resources including video tutorials from the author.

This book is the must-have guide to everything you need to know about how journalism works. The new edition is fully updated to cover the new essentials: social media, the impact of Twitter, and the need for an ethical approach.

This book will equip you with all the skills and savvy you need to become the resourceful yet ethical journalists of the future. New and improved features will help you:

  • Get to grips with the huge impact of social and mobile media on how we gather information and tell stories
  • Grasp the rights and wrongs of journalism with a new chapter on ethics and regulation
  • Learn how to make the most of your skills with tips from journalists such as Cathy Newman and Andrew Norfolk
  • Think through 'what would you do?' in a new feature that takes you into the real world of journalism at the end of every chapter

This new edition retains its innovative two-column structure, stylishly blending theory and practice. As relevant to the newsroom as the seminar room, it is the one book you will need to take you through your degree and into your career as a journalist.

*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

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A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have. -- Jon Snow
This is a terrific text: original in its blend of theory and practice; always eminently readable; packed with references, anecdotes and ideas - and bang up to date. Above all, Tony Harcup conveys throughout his passion for responsible, reflective journalism. A must for all committed to improving the media. -- Richard Keeble
Engaging and valuable. This edition presents a thoroughly researched bedrock to teaching key concepts of journalism. Harcup's new offering of set ethical dilemmas is a seminar delight. -- Paula Hearsum
This new edition reflects how the internet has changed journalism and its landscape. Tony Harcup interlaces practical knowledge and theoretical insight in a user-friendly format to make this an excellent text for all categories of journalists and students. -- Mercy Ette

This is simply the best book for journalism students and their teachers that I have ever seen... Just over a decade ago Tony Harcup raised the bar when he used an innovative split-page technique to marry the often conflicting interests of journalism practice and the theoretical and ethical environment in which journalists operate. He has now upped the ante again with the e-book version of the third edition.

-- Gary Hudson

About Tony Harcup

Tony Harcup teaches journalism at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and has spent more than 20 years working as a staff and freelance journalist in both alternative and mainstream media before moving into journalism education. Tony has also researched extensively in the fields of journalism, news values, ethics and alternative media, and his books and journal articles are on students' reading lists at universities around the world. His book Journalism: Principles and Practice (Sage, 2015) is now in its third edition and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese and Korean. His other titles include The Ethical Journalist (Sage, 2007), Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices (Routledge, 2013), the Oxford Dictionary of Journalism (Oxford University Press, 2014) and - with Peter Cole - Newspaper Journalism (Sage, 2010). In 2015 Tony was included in the Sage Video Collection with a talk on ethics in journalism:

Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHAT IS JOURNALISM? Chapter 1: The who, what, where, when, why and how of journalism Chapter 2: Constraints, influences and ethics Chapter 3: What is news? Chapter 4: Where does news come from? Chapter 5: 'The best obtainable version of the truth': journalists as objective reporters? Chapter 6: 'Be curious and sceptical': journalists as investigators Chapter 7: 'We are in the entertainment business': journalists as entertainers PART TWO: HOW TO DO JOURNALISM Chapter 8: Interviewing for journalism Chapter 9: Writing news Chapter 10: Writing features Chapter 11: Telling it in sound and vision Chapter 12: Style for journalists PART THREE: WHAT NOW FOR JOURNALISM? Chapter 13: An ethical approach to journalism Chapter 14: Engaging with the audience and social media Chapter 15: The future is unwritten: challenges facing the journalists of tomorrow

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Journalism: Principles and Practice by Tony Harcup
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