Journalism: From Concept to Craft
Journalism is a complex field to navigate – in both the local and global contexts. As such, this book offers students a comprehensive overview of the many facets comprising journalism. The opening chapters cover the role of the media and discuss various ethical dilemmas. They also consider topics such as information sourcing and the impact of the audience on journalism. From this foundation, students are shown how to apply various writing approaches, in order to achieve impact and interest in their narratives. Additionally, they will learn about writing style and its complexity, as well as how to format, design and lay out content for readability. This covers writing for print, digital and broadcast media. Finally, due to their ubiquity in modern journalistic practice, areas such as social media, new media and opinion writing are also covered in detail.