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ERIC Number: ED087034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 576
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The Professional Journalist: A Guide to the Practices and Principles of the News Media.
Hohenberg, John
This handbook examines the role and the skills of professional journalists in newspaper, radio, magazine, and television reporting. It is designed for use in the college classroom and in professional courses aimed at improving the skills of newsmen. It can also serve as a handbook for the practicing journalist wishing to increase his knowledge about the media. The handbook is organized into four sections. The first section presents a broad view of the work of the journalist and his principal tools--language, methods, and fundamental procedures. In the second section, these tools are put to a wide variety of uses in the print and broadcast media. The third section deals primarily with the reporter--a key figure in all forms of journalism--and discusses his responsibilities, practices, and ethical considerations, as well as laws affecting journalism. The final section deals with the newest aspects of American journalism--the drive toward public service in the news media, the uses of depth reporting, interpretation and analysis in the news columns, and the documentary, the growth of consumer reporting and reporting on ecology, education and other specialties, and the changing attitudes and requirements of the profession. (Author/RB)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., Subsidiary of Columbia Broadcasting System, 383 Madison Avenue, New York 10017 ($11.00 cloth)
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