'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.

Specialist Areas – Court
Specialist areas – court

This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast – man's laws not God's – and if you cut them down … d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? … I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.

R.Bolt, A Man for All Seasons (2001:42)

This and the next two chapters look at writing styles and practices within some of the specialist areas of journalism.

  • Here, we examine the structure of the English court system and consider some of the skills and specialist legal knowledge needed by a journalist for court reporting.

Many newspapers, especially the larger regional evenings and dailies, have staff whose job it is to cover specialist ...

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