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Now in its Fourth Edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online. Informed by over half a century’s professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.

Government and the Media
Government and the media

Many contest, protest and suggest, but government decides on anything from your plan for a bungalow in the back garden to whether the nation goes to war. Elections, mainly contested by political parties, determine who governs the national government and the local council. The website http://www.direct.gov.uk gives information about government agencies. http://www.statistics.gov.uk presents the UK in numbers.

Political Parties

Every parliamentary constituency is likely to have a Conservative Association, a Liberal Democrat Association, a Labour Party, possibly a Green and/or national party. Each party may have a prospective parliamentary candidate. Each candidate will have an agent to run their election campaign.

Media covering elections should give candidates equal treatment. This is difficult with 20 or more candidates, most of whom will ...

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