Covering Politics

Author: Rob Armstrong
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0813809185
Release Date: 2004-08-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering the political and electoral process demands that political reporters thoroughly understand the process by which candidates run for office, political parties work, elections are held, the public policy agenda is shaped and how Americans select those who govern. But Covering Politics is more than candidates, parties, and elections. It’s the regulation of the process, political advertising, spin, media manipulation, non-traditional parties and candidates, non-partisan offices, and the role of polling and other public opinion research. Author Rob Armstrong discusses the process as well as the day-to-day operation of political organizations, campaigns, strategists, consultants, pollsters, and the role of the reporters covering them all. The book probes the potential pitfalls that lurk for unsuspecting or naive reporters. Yet most of all, Covering Politics focuses on covering politics. In four insightful chapters throughout the book, Armstrong gives a “Roadmap for Reporters.” These “Roadmaps” discuss reportorial problems likely to be encountered and offer strategies, techniques, and tactics for better, more complete coverage. As an added bonus, more than a dozen interviews are included from noted reporters, politicians, and academics, both inside and outside Washington, D.C. These reporting veterans share their real-world experience and practical, hard-nosed advice. Conversations with veteran political reporters include: Bob Schieffer David Broder Jamie Dupree Brit Hume Brian Lamb Elaine Povich Candy Crowley Marvin Kalb Covering Politics: A Handbook for Journalists is the ideal resource for current and future reporters before they hit the campaign trail. .

Covering Government

Author: Rob Armstrong
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0813814677
Release Date: 2002-02-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering Government: A Civics Handbook for Journalists is the only single source of quick and concise information on the workings of American government at all levels. Spurred by recent, highly charged political events such as the contested Presidential election, Armstrong, a 25-year CBS News radio and television correspondent, has compiled the information journalists need to understand and report the stories that are breaking all around them. Covering Government is, above all, an invaluable tool -- portable, user-friendly, and with enough text to cover each subject without becoming a scholarly tome. Through annotated listings, comparative tables, and explanatory text, the author employs an array of methods to present the key information on governmental processes at federal, state, and local levels. Ideal for working newspeople in all media, Covering Government also serves as a secondary text and resource for students in journalism and political science.

Covering the Courts

Author: S L. Alexander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780585471570
Release Date: 2004-09-08
Genre: Social Science

News coverage of law can be a daunting task for any journalist, especially in a time when public interest in media coverage of the courts has greatly intensified. The second edition of Covering the Courts provides the most up-to-date resources for journalists and students. Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities. This handbook also addresses the complex issues surrounding the free press/fair trial controversy, pre-trial publicity, and the various types of news coverage allowed across the country. New discussions include recent high-profile trials such as US v Microsoft, the 2000 presidential election, and cases relating to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This book is a substantial resource for journalism students and journalists covering the modern legal system.

The Newspapers Handbook

Author: Richard Keeble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136500770
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom. Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today. Other key areas explored include: the language of news basic reporting the art of interviewing feature writing the role of social media in reporting investigative reporting court reporting reporting on national and local government guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.

Covering Globalization

Author: Anya Schiffrin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231131759
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the first journalism textbook aimed at reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transition countries. Written by economists from the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as journalists at Dow Jones, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Fortune, and Reuters, the book is a guide to the pressing topics of our times.

Handbook of Journalism and Media India Bharat Hindustan

Author: Kovuuri G. Reddy
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789325982383
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The aim of this book is to familiarize the readers with topics that make news, with the subjects that invariably draw the attention of the journalists because they may matter to the audience, and with the themes that are newsworthy and recurring. The book explains those words that could be confusing, and which are utterly Indian or may not echo all over the country. The book is useful for student journalists and media professionals; for those whose interests or careers are closely related with journalism, media and public relations; and for those who want to know and report on India, or from Bharat, or out of Hindustan. KEY FEATURES • Highly useful and informative • Covers all platforms of journalism and media: newspapers, magazines, radio, television and Internet • A Journalism and Media Calendar at the end • Reference to news items, published in real newspapers/websites

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Author: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135592011
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Handbook charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches, and covers scholarship on news production and organizations; news content; journalism and society; and journalism in a global context. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, each chapter explores: Key elements, thinkers, and texts Historical context Current state of the art Methodological issues Merits and advantages of the approach/area of studies Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of studies Directions for future research Offering broad international coverage from top-tier contributors, this volume ranks among the first publications to serve as a comprehensive resource addressing theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, the Handbook of Journalism Studies is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

Author: Kate Kenski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199793488
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre: Social Science

The scholarly field of political communication emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, amidst the turmoil of two world wars and the emergence of film, radio, and-eventually-television. As a subject of inquiry, political communication is interdisciplinary by its very nature, bridging rhetoric, public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, journalism, media studies, and telecommunications. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together a diverse cast of leading scholars in the field, including some of its founders. Both definitive and foundational, the book covers a vast range of topics, including political advertising, agenda setting, framing, social media, and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume demonstrate that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with the related fields of political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and media psychology. A major addition to Oxford's handbook series, this is an indispensable reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication not only offer an overview of past scholarship; they also reflect on its relevance in a changing media landscape and set the agenda for future research in virtually every aspect of the discipline.

Handbook of Political Communication Research

Author: Lynda Lee Kaid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135650940
Release Date: 2004-07-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Political Communication Research is a benchmark volume, defining the most important and significant thrusts of contemporary research and theory in political communication. Editor Lynda Lee Kaid brings together exemplary scholars to explore the current state of political communication research in each of its various facets. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of political communication scholarship, contributions represent research coming from communication, political science, journalism, and marketing disciplines, among others. The Handbook demonstrates the broad scope of the political communication discipline and emphasizes theoretical overviews and research synthesis, with each chapter providing discussion of the major lines of research, theory, and findings for the area of concern. Chapters are organized into sections covering: *The theoretical background, history, structure, and diversity of political communication; *Messages predominant in the study of political communication, ranging from classical rhetorical modes to political advertising and debates; *News media coverage of politics, political issues, and political institutions; *Public opinion and the audiences of political communication; *European and Asian perspectives on political communication; and *Trends in political communication study, including the Internet, and its role in changing the face of political communication. As a comprehensive and thorough examination of the political communication discipline--the first in over two decades--this Handbook is a "must-have" resource for scholars and researchers in political communication, mass communication, and political science. It will also serve readers in public opinion, political psychology, and related areas.

A Handbook of Journalism

Author: V. Eshwar Anand
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9789352806300
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism as a discipline is becoming increasingly important today. It has to contend with new challenges such as the explosion of social media, heightened commercial competition in the mainstream media and the emergence of the media as a powerful actor in public policy and governance. The confluence of these factors calls for fresh thinking about the teaching and practice of journalism. A Handbook of Journalism: Media in the Information Age not only helps readers to understand today’s media environment but also prepares them to face the existing challenges. Distinguished editors, experts, academics and journalists join to examine these challenges from various angles, including some of the major contemporary trends, issues and processes in governance, institutions, administration and development, among others. The book fairly and objectively discusses a critical discipline that is at the crossroads.

The Handbook of Political Sociology

Author: Thomas Janoski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139443577
Release Date: 2005-05-23
Genre: Social Science

This Handbook provides a complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology. Part I explores the theories of political sociology. Part II focuses on the formation, transitions, and regime structure of the state. Part III takes up various aspects of the state that respond to pressures from civil society.

The Journalist s Handbook

Author: Christopher Browne
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713649496
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reference

A handbook providing advice on how to acquire the skills needed for success in journalism, how to gain your first media post as well as some lively assignments to launch you on your career. On-the-job topics such as covering a major fire, reporting a political speech, writing about a company take-over and interviewing a celebrity are explored. Included is a guide to media law, privacy, public affairs, shorthand and local government and many stories of journalists, broadcasters and public relations officers who have succeeded. There is also a full list of useful organisations and training courses.

The Broadcast Journalism Handbook

Author: Robert Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742525066
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Complete with a news glossary, job searching tips and helpful web sites, this has everything you need to know about working in the television news business. It covers many newsroom postitions, from assignment editors to producers, reporters and anchors.

Newswriter s Handbook

Author: M. L. Stein
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780813827216
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflecting the fast-changing world of print journalism, the Second Edition of Newswriter's Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism is fully updated and expanded. Authors and experienced journalists Stein, Paterno, and Burnett have refined this edition to more fully address contemporary issues. Coverage includes greater emphasis on recent legal trends involving journalism; the ethical scandals that in recent years have strained the credibility of news organizations large and small; a new section on obituary writing; and increased attention to opportunities on the World Wide Web. From spot or hard news to features, news features, editorials and opinions, the Newswriter's Handbook shows how to develop news judgment, how to write accurately and fairly, how to organize a story and write it clearly, how to handle the complexities of honesty and ethics in journalism, and how to cover traditional beats and prepare to specialize. Loaded with examples from the largest dailies to respected state capital city newspapers and campus publications, Newswriter's Handbook, Second Edition teaches students the writing and reporting skills necessary in today's job market while exciting them about the possibilities of a career in the news business.