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Freedom Of Information

Author : Matthew Burgess
ISBN : 9781317645207
Genre : Social Science
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Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: • end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; • sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; • text boxes on key thoughts and cases; • interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.

Essential Public Affairs For Journalists

Author : James Morrison
ISBN : 9780198785514
Genre : Great Britain
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'Essential Public Affairs for Journalists' is a practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently.

Online Law For Journalists

Author : Cleland Thom
ISBN : 1530848458
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Online journalism involves legal risks. But this book will help you avoid the pitfalls.It is clear and packed with practical tips, case studies and up-to-date information. It is an essential guide for journalists, editors, PRs, journalism students and anyone who publishes on the internet or uses social media.It looks at publishing channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and websites, and contains sections on: * Media regulation* Defamation * Contempt of court * Court reporting * Website disclaimers, terms and conditions* The right to be forgotten * Online abuse * Security and privacy * Protecting sources * Safe digital practice* Computer misuse* Data protection* Use of drones* Freedom of Information Act * Copyright* Trademarks* Online archives* Mobile journalism The author, Cleland Thom is a consultant and trainer in media and internet law.Since 2003 his clients have included the Manchester Evening News, Reed Business Information, Big Issue North, Smooth Radio, and Waitrose.He has lectured in law on courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and the Periodicals Training Council.He is a legal blogger for the Press Gazette and principal of the College of Media and Publishing.

Research Skills For Journalists

Author : Vanessa Edwards
ISBN : 9781317294511
Genre : Social Science
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Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.

Your Right To Know

Author : Heather Brooke
ISBN : IND:30000111197004
Genre : Law
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New edition of this popular guide. Shows how to get the information you want through using the new freedom of information act.

A Reporter S Guide To The Eu

Author : Sigrid Melchior
ISBN : 9781317192824
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40. 91 MB
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A Reporter’s Guide to the EU addresses a pressing need for an effective, in-depth guide to reporting on this major governing body, offering practical advice on writing and reporting on the EU and a clear, concise breakdown of its complex inner-workings. Sigrid Melchior, an experienced Brussels-based journalist, gives a detailed overview of the main EU institutions and explains the procedures for passing EU law. Interviews with professionals working for the EU, from areas including lobbying, public relations, diplomacy and journalism, are featured throughout the book. Building on this, the second half of the book provides useful journalistic tools and tips on how to approach EU reporting. It identifies common mistakes in reporting on the EU and how to avoid them, as well as offering guidance on investigative reporting. Melchior also details how to work with information gathered and maintained by EU institutions, including their audiovisual archives, the Eurostat and Eurobarometer, which are invaluable resources for journalists and journalism students. With few aspects of political life that remain untouched by EU decision-making the book demystifies the EU system and its sources, enabling professional journalists and students of journalism to approach EU reporting with clarity and confidence. For additional resources related to A Reporter’s Guide to the EU, please visit

Hong Kong Media Law

Author : Doreen Weisenhaus
ISBN : 9789888208098
Genre : Law
File Size : 38. 69 MB
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This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

Mcnae S Essential Law For Journalists

Author : Tom Welsh
ISBN : 019921154X
Genre : Law
File Size : 90. 52 MB
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

Mcnae S Essential Law For Journalists

Author : Mark Hanna
ISBN : 9780199608690
Genre : Law
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McNae's Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for both journalists and media students. Endorsed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the essential text for students on journalism courses and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's is unrivalled in its accuracy, detail and ease of use. In this 21st edition, the authors combine fully up-to-date examples and case studies with practical advice to give a clear and accessible guide to media law. It also features new 'at a glance' advice on web-related journalism. The new edition is accompanied by an extensive website that includes multiple choice questions, additional chapters, interactive testing resources and checklists and comments on topical issues. With its easy-access summaries, clear cross-references and practical advice, McNae's continues to meet the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Online resource centre McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is complemented by a free to use website featuring the following resources: Updates from the authors Downloadable glossary Self-marking multiple choice questions and chapter-related questions Downloadable checklists Additional chapters Weblinks

Practical Journalism

Author : Helen Sissons
ISBN : 0761949275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age. Easy to read, the book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work - selecting stories, carrying out interviews, and writing scripts. There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques, and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online, media law, and ethics. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading and a glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.

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