WordPress for Journalists presents an in-depth and accessible introduction to using the content management system WordPress to produce journalism today. LJ Filotrani, an experienced multimedia journalist and website editor and creator, gives readers guidance on using the wide-ranging functionality of WordPress to create news and other forms of journalistic content. Readers will find everything they need to set up both a .com and a .org site, from naming the site and buying a domain to choosing a hosting package and keeping hackers at bay. Chapters also cover house style, how to create posts and pages, hyperlinking, embedding content, setting up widgets and sidebars and working with themes, plugins and SEO. There are sections on troubleshooting, HTML/CSS, RSS and curation, alongside advice on audience engagement and commercialisation. Chapters feature: step-by-step instructions on setting up and managing a professional website, with illustrative images throughout; comprehensive lists of the most useful apps, themes, sites and plugins; a guide to producing multimedia content online, including images, infographics, videos, podcasts and live streaming; expert interviews with professional journalists working successfully online; a glossary of terms. By bringing together real-world advice, detailed walkthroughs and practical tips and tools for best practice, WordPress for Journalists will inspire young journalists and content producers who are looking to widen their skill set and build their presence online.
Author: Georgina Gregory
Release Date: 2008-01-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written for students, graduates and academics from the disciplines of film, media and related subjects, and for those from other disciplines who want to break into the media, this book is a virtual career coach and an employability course all in one package. A practical handbook, it offers encouragement, advice, information and case studies to help students to make the most of the opportunities in this very competitive career world. The book can be used as a textual support for careers modules and PDP (Personal Development Planning), graduate workshops, on-line courses and as a departmental or careers library resource. Equally, it works effectively as a self-help guide to enable individuals to focus on their career / life development.
Author: Stuart Maconie
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters. From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.
Author: Stephen Quinn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.
Author: Tracey Whitmore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Your CV and cover letter are your first communication with a prospective employer. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive, making the right first impression has never been more important. If you compromise on the quality of your CV and cover letter, and you reduce your chances of winning an interview. This book, which will appeal to anyone from entry-level to board level, encompasses a step-by-step guide on how to achieve killer competitive advantage by producing an impressive CV and cover letter. The job acquisition process, which has changed significantly in recent years, is discussed fully, and effective job-hunting tactics are provided. Interviews undertaken with top HR professionals, who are often the first point of entry, outline what you need to do to impress them. Their views and opinions are provided throughout the book. The book and CD are packed with practical examples of CVs and cover letters that have worked in real-life. These individuals were struggling to win interviews prior to their CV revamp. Their new CVs secured several interviews, many of which resulted in job offers. The CD contains CV and cover letter templates, and full transcripts of interviews held with the twelve industry experts from blue chip employers such as Vodafone, Tesco, KPMG, Korn Ferry and Jonathan Wren. Contents: Introduction; About the Author; Acknowledgements; How to Use this Book; Part One: The Job-hunting Process; Chapter 1: How to Approach Job Hunting; Chapter 2: Job-Hunting Tips; Chapter 3: Staying Marketable; Part Two: CV Writing; Chapter 4: You had Better get it Right!; Chapter 5: Determining the Most Suitable CV type; Chapter 6: Heading Your CV; Chapter 7: Career Objective; Chapter 8: Profile Statement; Chapter 9: Key Skills; Chapter 10: Educational Background; Chapter 11: Achievements; Chapter 12: Work History; Chapter 13: Voluntary Work; Chapter 14: Professional Association/Memberships; Chapter 15: Publications and Patents; Chapter 16: Computer/Technical Skills; Chapter 17: Languages; Chapter 18: Additional Information; Chapter 19: References; Chapter 20: Format, Structure and Presentation; Chapter 21: Reviewing Real CVs; Chapter 22: Top CV Tips; Part Three: Cover Letter Writing; Introduction: Don't Neglect how important it is!; Chapter 23: The Importance of a Covering Letter; Chapter 24: The Marks of a Good Cover Letter; Chapter 25: Speculative Versus Specfic Cover Letters; Chapter 26: Specific Cover Letters that have Worked; Appendix; Action Words; Index.
Author: Andy Bull
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.
Author: Sarah Niblock
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Social Science
Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hours news networks, and tight legal frameworks, what is the purpose of journalism in the digital age? With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with "infotainment" -- driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face. Sarah Niblock is Head of Journalism at Brunel University, UK. As a journalist, she has written for the Independent, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Author: Alan Rusbridger
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2018-11-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time Technology has radically altered the news landscape. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas. Algorithms select which stories we see. The Internet allows consequential revelations, closely guarded secrets, and dangerous misinformation to spread at the speed of a click. In Breaking News, Alan Rusbridger demonstrates how these decisive shifts have occurred, and what they mean for the future of democracy. In the twenty years he spent editing The Guardian, Rusbridger managed the transformation of the progressive British daily into the most visited serious English-language newspaper site in the world. He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U.S.diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency files. At the same time, Rusbridger helped The Guardian become a pioneer in Internet journalism, stressing free access and robust interactions with readers. Here, Rusbridger vividly observes the media’s transformation from close range while also offering a vital assessment of the risks and rewards of practicing journalism in a high-impact, high-stress time.
Author: Sally Green
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
“An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition.”— Time magazine “A bewitching new thriller.” — The Wall Street Journal In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Sujatha Gidla
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2017-07-18
A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017 A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017 "Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir. It is quite possibly the most striking work of non-fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer." —The Economist The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary—and yet how typical—her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother’s battles with caste and women’s oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up.
Packed with practical information about ethical shopping and socially responsible finance, recycling, renewable energy, action groups, lobbying and more. The ultimate guide to taking action, getting involved through lobbying, voluntary work, campaign and action groups. 'This book inspires me. Power to the peaceful.' - Benjamin Zephaniah 'A fine guide to ethical living.' - Earth Matters, Friends of the Earth
What do resilient people know that the rest of us don't? Do they have a secret recipe for maintaining their equilibrium during tough times? Is there a special alchemy at work? 'The Secrets of Resilient People' reveals the 50 things you need to know to survive and thrive in tough times, maintaining a positive and productive outlook whatever the circumstances. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you will have a recipe for success, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.