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Author Chantler, Paul.

Title Essential radio journalism / Paul Chantler, Peter Stewart
Published London : A & C Black, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 264 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Series Professional Media Practice Ser
Professional Media Practice Ser
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 RADIO IN THE UK; National Radio; Regional Radio; Local Radio; Growth; BBC Local Radio; Commercial Local Radio; Digital Radio; Radio via DAB; Radio via Digital Television; Radio via the Internet; Radio via Mobile Phone; Community Radio; Restricted Radio; Pirate Radio; 2 RADIO WORLDWIDE; North America; Australia and New Zealand; India; Europe; France; Germany; Spain; Italy; Ireland; The Netherlands; South Africa; Russia; The Far East; Japan; China; Thailand; Singapore; Malaysia; 3 WORKING IN RADIO NEWS; Understanding Radio
PreparationNerves; Body Language; Journalistic Tests; Awkward Questions; Thank you!; 4 NEWS GATHERING; News Agenda; The Target Listener; Relevance; Content; Hard News; Soft News; News Sources; The Emergency Services; News Releases; Electronic Press Kits; Public Utilities; Politicians and Councillors; Listeners; Colleagues; Pressure Groups; Freelance Journalists and Agencies; Courts; Local Experts; Rival Broadcasters; The Internet; Previous Sources; 'Fishing Expeditions', Honey Traps' and 'Dangling Worms'!; National News; Radio News Agencies; Local Intake; Data Feeds; Live Bulletins; TV Audio
Radio versus Newspaper and TelevisionSpeed and Simplicity; Making Pictures; Person-to-person; Localness; The Making of a Broadcaster; Qualities of a Good Radio Journalist; Starting Out; Newsroom Structure; Head of News or News Editor; Bulletin Editor; Broadcast Journalist or Reporter; Small Newsrooms; Television Journalists; Getting The Job; Work Experience; Local Newspapers; Hospital Radio; Student Radio; College Courses; BBC Training Schemes; Traffic and Travel Broadcasting; Restricted and Community Stations; Freelancing; Marketing Yourself; CV and Demo; Persistence; The Job Interview
What To Do FirstEyewitness Accounts; Dealing with Officials; Dealing with Other Reporters; Doorstepping; 'No Comment'; Health & Safety; Filing Material; On-the-Spot Voicers; Two-Ways; Live Reports or 'Action Rants'; 'Car Park' Voicers; Audio Production; Getting Organised; Choosing The Cut; Wraps and Packages; Speed Packages; Cues; 6 NEWS INTERVIEWING; Types of Interview; Informational Interviews; Interpretive Interviews; Emotional Interviews; Interview Preparation; Choosing The Interviewee; Approach and Persuasion; Before Starting; Location; Holding The Microphone
Wire ServicesGenerating, Planning and Developing Stories; The Newsroom Diary; Newsdesk Resource Management; The Prospects List; The Editorial Meeting; The Angle; More Angles; The Treatment; Developing Stories; Checking Information; Newsroom Contacts; Resisting Pressure; Embargoes; Originating Stories; The Silly Season; Story Treatment; Copy; Interviews; Cuts Clips and Soundbites; Voicers or Voice Pieces; Wraps and Packages; Two-Ways; Multi Versions; Other Treatments; Newsroom Style Guide; 5 NEWS REPORTING; The Radio Reporter; The Briefing; Fixing Ahead; Working to Deadlines; On Location
Summary "Incredibly comprehensive. Learn and understand this lot and you will have a fine grasp' Jon Snow 'This sets the standard for every radio newsroom"--Andy Ivy, Editor, Sky News Radio In an age of infinite choice made possible by new technology, and a disturbing move away from traditional reporting into colourful comment and speculation by blogs and 'citizen journalists' there has never been a better time to focus on pure journalism skills. Essential Radio Journalism is a vastly comprehensive working manual for radio journalists as well as a textbook for broadcast journalism students. It contains practical advice for gathering, reporting, writing, editing and presenting, the news, alongside media law and ethics. There is a wealth of 'inside' information, checklists and on-the-job advice that you can immediately put to use whether you are in your first job or have several years of experience. This is a book to inspire responsible, accurate and exceptional journalism skills
Notes Print version record
Subject Radio journalism -- Vocational guidance -- Great Britain.
Radio journalism -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Stewart, Peter (Peter John)
ISBN 0713688742
1408141280 (electronic bk.)
9781408141281 (electronic bk.)