'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 – Council
Specialist areas – council

Young Lovell Brown, taking his place for the first time in the Press Gallery of the South Riding County Hall at Flintonbridge … had come expectant of drama, indignation, combat, amusement, shock. He found boredom and monotony.

W.Holtby, South Riding (1981: 21)

This chapter:

  • considers some of the issues and problems associated with local government reporting
  • looks at the structure of local government
  • examines the skills needed by a journalist to cover stories concerning local government.

The local council is an important source of stories for a regional daily, evening or weekly newspaper. Local government decisions affect the lives of your readers and the community in which they live, whether those decisions are about how much council tax is to be levied, where a ...

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