The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

Producers' Guidelines

Producers' guidelines

A publicly available code of ethics expressing the values and standards the BBC expects of its journalists and programme-makers. It brings together aspects of legal regulation and codes of practice.

In the introduction to the fourth edition, the former BBC Director General Greg Dyke described the 358 pages as ‘a working document for programme teams to enable them to think their way through some of the more difficult dilemmas they may face’ (BBC, 2003). For BBC employees, including freelances and independent producers, the Guidelines are ‘more than a moral responsibility … also a contractual obligation’ (ibid.).

First published in 1993, the Guidelines summarize ‘the BBC's fundamental editorial values such as impartiality, accuracy, fairness, editorial independence and commitment to appropriate standards of taste and decency’.

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