The universal journalist


    • Randall, David, 1951 Apr. 10-

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The universal journalist

David Randall

Pluto Press, 1996

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Includes index

Description and Table of Contents


This is a guide to the "universals" of good journalistic practice, and is designed for professionals and trainee journalists worldwide. It emphasizes that good journalism is not just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills in order to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. It sets out to challenge old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism.

Table of Contents

  • Universal journalism
  • the limitations of journalism
  • news value
  • what makes a good reporter
  • questioning
  • sources
  • investigative reporting
  • new ethics
  • writing for newspapers
  • intros
  • construction and description
  • comment, intentional and otherwise
  • news editing
  • information journalism
  • fixed features
  • creating and re-creating newspapers
  • layout and projection
  • how to manage staff
  • technology and the future of journalism.

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    • 0745311083
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  • Place of Publication
    Chicago, IL
  • Pages/Volumes
    vii, 208 p.
  • Size
    22 cm
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