Reporting in a Multimedia World

Reporting in a Multimedia World

Reporting in a Multimedia World

Reporting in a Multimedia World

Excerpt

This book began with a series of conversations and observations. The conversations were with friends, former colleagues and former students in the media industries. These people worked in widely diverse newsrooms, from metro to regional, broadsheet to tabloid, “old” and “new” media. But they felt that journalism education often paid too little attention to the differences between the various media, adopting instead a kind of “one size fits all” approach. At the same time it had become clear that the working world into which our students emerge had changed from the one we knew. It has become much less realistic for students to specialise in their preferred medium and expect that they will always be able to find work in that area. Students need to be comfortable with the needs of different media and different markets. That is the premise on which this book is based and it differs from existing texts in several ways.

It is an introductory text and its focus is necessarily print journalism. But it also refers to radio, television and online, where those media intersect with print, because we believe it is much easier for journalists to . . .

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