'As well as guides on how to report courts and councils, Newspaper Journalism offers tips on how to write both news stories and features and how to make and keep contacts. The tips are packed with real life examples from journalists working on provincial newspapers. A worthwhile read - and not just for the latest newshound to join the press pack' - www.HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk'This is lucid, lean and up-to-date introduction to newspaper journalism and how to do it' - Jane Taylor, The Surrey Institute of Art and DesignA practical introduction to journalism, and the broader context in which journalists operate, Newspaper Journalism covers the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good newspaper journalism. Engagingly written, the book is also a rich resource of real life examples, anecdotes, case studies and exercises.Susan Pape and Susan Featherstone have drawn on their considerable experience to provide a solid grounding in the principles and practice of newspaper journalism. The resulting book recognises the needs of the profession and those seeking to enter it.

The Journalist in Society
The journalist in society

Iam not a correspondent, I am just a reporter. I offer no point of view. I take no action. I don't get involved. I just report what I see.

MichaelCaine, playing Thomas Fowler in The Quiet American (2001)

This chapter

  • considers the role of the journalist
  • looks at journalistic ethics
  • examines the constraints under which a journalist works
  • studies how journalists are perceived and how they perceive themselves.

As Michael Caine's character, Thomas Fowler, says in the film, The Quiet American – based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene – his role is not that of a correspondent, with opinions of his own and plenty of comment to make; he is just a reporter who reports what he sees. So it ...

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