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Why I m a Journalist

Author : Aaron Chimbel
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Why be a journalist? It can be a difficult job with long hours, hard work and an uncertain future. Journalists face relentless criticism and an industry in transition. Aaron Chimbel has put together a collection of essays from working journalists who answer the question — why be a journalist? — with their personal stories of coming up, toiling in the field and writing important, career-defining stories. These journalists come from different platforms, beats and locations, offering varying accounts of the travails and rewards of being a working journalist across changing landscapes and timelines. The essays in Why I’m a Journalist offer encouragement and wisdom about the path to being a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor or a media professional. This is a collection for students interested in the field, early upstarts engaged with building their careers and seasoned pros looking to learn from their colleagues.

That s Why I m a Journalist

Author : Mark Bulgutch
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News stories are like collective memories, encapsulating the most iconic moments in recent history around the world. But to those who work in journalism, up-close involvement with these stories can also be life-changing. In That’s Why I’m a Journalist, veteran broadcaster Mark Bulgutch interviews 44 prominent Canadian journalists, who each share their behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the most memorable stories of their careers and describe the moment that made them say to themselves, “That’s why I’m a journalist.” Although many of the contributors’ stories are related to their roles in the most high-profile events of the 20th and 21st centuries, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11, here too are reflections on quieter and more intimate moments that had a deep personal impact. Peter Mansbridge talks about a trip to Vimy Ridge on the hundredth anniversary of World War I, Adrienne Arsenault recalls bringing together old friends separated by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Terence McKenna recounts what it’s like to worry about being kidnapped as part of the job and Wendy Mesley reflects on the satisfaction of asking tough questions—and uncovering the truth. Together, these enthralling and varied accounts provide an intimate understanding of the people we see on camera and hear on the radio. As Bulgutch argues, modern journalism is undergoing existential threats. News has never been more accessible yet, paradoxically, important news has become harder to find, often buried by pseudo-news of celebrity, lifestyle tips and the latest viral video of a water-skiing squirrel. The stories in this book serve as reminders of the importance of real journalists and real journalism.

A Journalist s Guide to the Internet

Author : Christopher Callahan
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Examines how reporters and editors can best use the Internet accurately and effectively to improve the quality of their journalism. The author looks at how to think strategically about the Internet, the best Internet sites for journalists, targeted search strategies, how to build a system of Interne

Journalists in Film

Author : Brian McNair
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A study of the representation of journalists on film and what this tells us about society's relationship with journalism and news media.

Like It Was Yesterday A Journalist s Files Since 9 11

Author : Jill Cueni-Cohen
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"Like It Was Yesterday" is a compilation of unpublished and re-edited published material about the effects of 9/11 on American society since the terrorist attacks took place in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This book is a reminder for those of us who were adults in 2001; and for everyone else, it's a real-life account of how America's freedom was eroded throughout the ensuing 14 years. Every year that passes we must realize the importance of teaching those who don't or can't remember to REMEMBER 9/11. People born right before, during and after 9-11-2001 were robbed of the freedom we used to take for granted. It was hard-fought for by our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, but by the time we reached the 21st Century, we believed we had evolved above brutal war and senseless killing. On 9/11, we found out that we were indeed still vulnerable, and it changed us.

The Journalist and the Murderer

Author : Janet Malcolm
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A critical analysis of the moral cost of being a journalist focuses on the relationship that developed between author Joe McGinness and convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald and argues that the nature of journalism entails the betrayal of trust

A Journalist s Guide to Live Direct and Unbiased News Translation

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"This book examines the role of translation in news making, taking Arabic satellite television as its case study, and presents a framework for journalists, translators, news editors and other media workers to help them avoid the pitfalls of translation mediation."--P. [4] of cover.

A Journalist s Jottings

Author : William Beatty-Kingston
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Story Like a Journalist Story Bible Overview

Author : Amber Royer
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Want to write novels that feel real enough to the reader to have been ripped from the headlines, whatever your genre? Think like a journalist. Journalists consult sources and reference materials to find realistic detail for their stories. But if you're a novelist - you have to build the reference source for your story world from scratch. In this textbook/workbook you will learn how to apply the 5-Ws and H to the building blocks of the novel, in order to start building a Story Bible. (Other workbooks in this series cover each 5-Ws question in depth, adding to the overview information found here). This workbook also deals with how to get organized and set parameters for your work, and how to apply lessons from the journalism classroom to novel writing. It also discusses how to research effectively, so that you can apply real-world history, science and location information to your fiction. There is instructional material that focuses on understanding different aspects of what you are promising to deliver in your novel. All of this works in tandem with the worksheets. -- Hemmingway worked as a newspaper journalist before he became a fiction writer. E.B. White did a stint at the New Yorker. L.M. Montgomery was a reporter in Halifax before tackling Anne of Green Gables. Margaret Mitchell got her start as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine. What these writers have in common: an excellent sense of character, and the ability to write clean prose that clearly puts forwards the characters' goals and motivations. This ability may well come from having mastered the journalistic art, which emphasizes creating a sound story that balances logic, research and emotional authenticity. Even if you're working in a purely creative world, you can still use those principles, and learn to organize and research like a journalist, and to ask the questions a journalist asks either before or after you write your story.

Online Journalism

Author : Steve Hill
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Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights (http://onlinejournalismguide.com/) Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!