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.

Readers' Editor (Ombudsman)

Readers' editor (ombudsman)

Stephen Pritchard introduced himself as Readers' Editor at the Observer in 2001 with a dictionary definition of ‘mistake’ and the blunt assertion that newspapers make them. His job is to ‘respond to readers’ concerns and complaints, compile corrections each Sunday and write a monthly column based on your preoccupations and suggestions'.

Pritchard is one of only a handful of readers' editors in the UK. The first, Ian Mayes at the Guardian, was appointed in 1997 at the instigation of editor Alan Rusbridger who had been inspired by the ‘seriousness with which the larger American daily papers approach the task of getting things right’ (Preston, 2002). The Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mirror and the Sun have also made appointments.

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