Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745336763 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745336817 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Universal Journalist

Expanded and Updated

David Randall

The Universal Journalist

David Randall

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745336763 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745336817 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Translated into more than a dozen languages, David Randall’s handbook is an invaluable guide to the “universals” of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists worldwide. Randall emphasizes that good journalism isn’t just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology, and information are constantly changing. His acclaimed account challenges old attitudes and rejects cynical, sloppy journalism.
 
This updated, fifth edition of The Universal Journalist ensures its relevance to contemporary readers by addressing new tools for digital research, along with issues such as the problem of the replacement of trained journalists by social media and other untrained “citizen journalists” in the media.
Contents
1. What Makes A Good Reporter? 
2. The Limitations of Journalism 
3. What Is News? 
4. Where Do Good Stories Come From? 
5. Research 
6. Handling Sources, Not Them Handling You 
7. Questioning 
8. Reporting Numbers and Statistics 
9. Investigative Reporting 
10. How To Cover Major Incidents 
11. Mistakes, Corrections and Hoaxes 
12. Ethics 
13. Writing for Newspapers 
14. Intros 
15. Construction and Description 
16. Handling Quotes 
17. Different Ways To Tell A Story 
18. Comment, Intentional and Otherwise 
19. How To Be A Great Reporter 
Appendix: Reading for Journalists 
Review Quotes
British Journalism Review
"A wise, witty and extremely entertaining read. . . . Anyone who aspires to be a journalist--in any of the media--should read Randall."
David Holmes, University of Sheffield
"A brilliant book. Probably the best general primer on journalism and reporting that has ever been written."
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