Covering Politics

A Handbook for Journalists

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Author: Rob Armstrong

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813809182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Covering the political and electoral process demands that political reporters thoroughly understand the process by which candidates run for office, political parties work, elections are held, the public policy agenda is shaped and how Americans select those who govern. But Covering Politics is more than candidates, parties, and elections. It’s the regulation of the process, political advertising, spin, media manipulation, non-traditional parties and candidates, non-partisan offices, and the role of polling and other public opinion research. Author Rob Armstrong discusses the process as well as the day-to-day operation of political organizations, campaigns, strategists, consultants, pollsters, and the role of the reporters covering them all. The book probes the potential pitfalls that lurk for unsuspecting or naive reporters. Yet most of all, Covering Politics focuses on covering politics. In four insightful chapters throughout the book, Armstrong gives a “Roadmap for Reporters.” These “Roadmaps” discuss reportorial problems likely to be encountered and offer strategies, techniques, and tactics for better, more complete coverage. As an added bonus, more than a dozen interviews are included from noted reporters, politicians, and academics, both inside and outside Washington, D.C. These reporting veterans share their real-world experience and practical, hard-nosed advice. Conversations with veteran political reporters include: Bob Schieffer David Broder Jamie Dupree Brit Hume Brian Lamb Elaine Povich Candy Crowley Marvin Kalb Covering Politics: A Handbook for Journalists is the ideal resource for current and future reporters before they hit the campaign trail. .

Covering Government

A Civics Handbook for Journalists

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Author: Rob Armstrong

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813814674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Covering Government: A Civics Handbook for Journalists is the only single source of quick and concise information on the workings of American government at all levels. Spurred by recent, highly charged political events such as the contested Presidential election, Armstrong, a 25-year CBS News radio and television correspondent, has compiled the information journalists need to understand and report the stories that are breaking all around them. Covering Government is, above all, an invaluable tool -- portable, user-friendly, and with enough text to cover each subject without becoming a scholarly tome. Through annotated listings, comparative tables, and explanatory text, the author employs an array of methods to present the key information on governmental processes at federal, state, and local levels. Ideal for working newspeople in all media, Covering Government also serves as a secondary text and resource for students in journalism and political science.

Covering the Courts

A Handbook for Journalists

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Author: S. L. Alexander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742520226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Covering Globalization

A Handbook for Reporters

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Author: Anya Schiffrin,Amer Bisat

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231131755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This is the first journalism textbook aimed at reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transition countries. Written by economists from the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as journalists at Dow Jones, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Fortune, and Reuters, the book is a guide to the pressing topics of our times.

Terrorism and the media

a handbook for journalists

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Author: Marthoz, Jean Paul

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 923100199X

Category:

Page: 110

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The Newspapers Handbook

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Author: Richard Keeble,Ian Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136500774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom. Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today. Other key areas explored include: the language of news basic reporting the art of interviewing feature writing the role of social media in reporting investigative reporting court reporting reporting on national and local government guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.

Reporting Disaster on Deadline

A Handbook for Students and Professionals

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Author: Lee Wilkins,Martha Steffens,Esther Thorson,Greeley Kyle,Kent Collins,Fred Vultee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136513957

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This book provides an introduction to covering crises, considering practice issues and providing guidance in preparing for and responding to calamities. It offers a concise overview for journalism academics and practitioners of covering disasters – not a "how to" handbook but a "how to prepare" reference to be used before a crisis occurs. This essential resource is among the first to focus specifically and comprehensively on journalistic coverage of disasters. It demonstrates the application of scholarship and theory to professional practice, and includes a crash book template with logistical and information-collection requirements. As a text for advanced reporting, broadcast journalism, and journalism ethics, or a reference for professionals, Reporting Disaster on Deadline provides key information for keeping on deadline in responding to crises.

Handbook of Political Communication Research

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Author: Lynda Lee Kaid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135650942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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The Handbook of Political Communication Research is a benchmark volume, defining the most important and significant thrusts of contemporary research and theory in political communication. Editor Lynda Lee Kaid brings together exemplary scholars to explore the current state of political communication research in each of its various facets. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of political communication scholarship, contributions represent research coming from communication, political science, journalism, and marketing disciplines, among others. The Handbook demonstrates the broad scope of the political communication discipline and emphasizes theoretical overviews and research synthesis, with each chapter providing discussion of the major lines of research, theory, and findings for the area of concern. Chapters are organized into sections covering: *The theoretical background, history, structure, and diversity of political communication; *Messages predominant in the study of political communication, ranging from classical rhetorical modes to political advertising and debates; *News media coverage of politics, political issues, and political institutions; *Public opinion and the audiences of political communication; *European and Asian perspectives on political communication; and *Trends in political communication study, including the Internet, and its role in changing the face of political communication. As a comprehensive and thorough examination of the political communication discipline--the first in over two decades--this Handbook is a "must-have" resource for scholars and researchers in political communication, mass communication, and political science. It will also serve readers in public opinion, political psychology, and related areas.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

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Author: Corwin Smidt,Professor of Political Science and Director of the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics Corwin Smidt,Lyman Kellstedt,Professor of Political Science Lyman Kellstedt,James L. Guth,William R Kenan Chair and Professor of Political Science James L Guth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190657871

Category:

Page: 600

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Religion is, and has always been, a powerful force in American politics. Over the past three decades, the study of religion and politics has gone from being ignored by the scholarly community to being a major focus of research. Yet, because this important research is not easily accessible to nonspecialists, much of the analysis of religion's role in the political arena that we read in the media is greatly oversimplified. This Handbook seeks to bridge that gap by examining the considerable research that has been conducted to this point and assessing what has been learned, what remains unsettled due to conflicting research findings, and what important questions remain largely unaddressed by current research endeavors. This volume enlists noted scholars in the field to write essays that examine a particular subject area that: (a) assess the "state of the art" within that area; (b) review important findings, insights, and theoretical advances; (c) outline the current debates that engage scholarly attention; and, (d) raise some important, but currently understudied, questions. Thus, the authors review previous work, explain the findings of that research, and speculate about the bases of the various findings related to that topic, with each essay containing an excellent bibliography. The Handbook is unique to the field of religion and American politics and should be of wide interest to scholars, students, journalists, and others interested in the American political scene.

The Handbook of Political Sociology

States, Civil Societies, and Globalization

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Author: Thomas Janoski,Robert R. Alford,Alexander M. Hicks,Mildred A. Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443579

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This Handbook provides a complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology. Part I explores the theories of political sociology. Part II focuses on the formation, transitions, and regime structure of the state. Part III takes up various aspects of the state that respond to pressures from civil society.

Newswriter's Handbook

An Introduction to Journalism

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Author: M. L. Stein,Susan F. Paterno,R. Christopher Burnett

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0813827213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Reflecting the fast-changing world of print journalism, the Second Edition of Newswriter's Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism is fully updated and expanded. Authors and experienced journalists Stein, Paterno, and Burnett have refined this edition to more fully address contemporary issues. Coverage includes greater emphasis on recent legal trends involving journalism; the ethical scandals that in recent years have strained the credibility of news organizations large and small; a new section on obituary writing; and increased attention to opportunities on the World Wide Web. From spot or hard news to features, news features, editorials and opinions, the Newswriter's Handbook shows how to develop news judgment, how to write accurately and fairly, how to organize a story and write it clearly, how to handle the complexities of honesty and ethics in journalism, and how to cover traditional beats and prepare to specialize. Loaded with examples from the largest dailies to respected state capital city newspapers and campus publications, Newswriter's Handbook, Second Edition teaches students the writing and reporting skills necessary in today's job market while exciting them about the possibilities of a career in the news business.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

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Author: Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199793484

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The scholarly field of political communication emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, amidst the turmoil of two world wars and the emergence of film, radio, and-eventually-television. As a subject of inquiry, political communication is interdisciplinary by its very nature, bridging rhetoric, public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, journalism, media studies, and telecommunications. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together a diverse cast of leading scholars in the field, including some of its founders. Both definitive and foundational, the book covers a vast range of topics, including political advertising, agenda setting, framing, social media, and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume demonstrate that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with the related fields of political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and media psychology. A major addition to Oxford's handbook series, this is an indispensable reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication not only offer an overview of past scholarship; they also reflect on its relevance in a changing media landscape and set the agenda for future research in virtually every aspect of the discipline.

Handbook of Journalism and Media: India, Bharat, Hindustan

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Author: Kovuuri G. Reddy

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9325982382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 471

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The aim of this book is to familiarize the readers with topics that make news, with the subjects that invariably draw the attention of the journalists because they may matter to the audience, and with the themes that are newsworthy and recurring. The book explains those words that could be confusing, and which are utterly Indian or may not echo all over the country. The book is useful for student journalists and media professionals; for those whose interests or careers are closely related with journalism, media and public relations; and for those who want to know and report on India, or from Bharat, or out of Hindustan. KEY FEATURES • Highly useful and informative • Covers all platforms of journalism and media: newspapers, magazines, radio, television and Internet • A Journalism and Media Calendar at the end • Reference to news items, published in real newspapers/websites

The Journalist's Handbook

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Author: Christopher Browne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713649499

Category: Reference

Page: 171

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A handbook providing advice on how to acquire the skills needed for success in journalism, how to gain your first media post as well as some lively assignments to launch you on your career. On-the-job topics such as covering a major fire, reporting a political speech, writing about a company take-over and interviewing a celebrity are explored. Included is a guide to media law, privacy, public affairs, shorthand and local government and many stories of journalists, broadcasters and public relations officers who have succeeded. There is also a full list of useful organisations and training courses.

Seabiscuit

mit dem Willen zum Erfolg

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Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548364827

Category:

Page: 445

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The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication

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Author: Holli A Semetko,Margaret Scammell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265986

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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This authoritative and comprehensive survey of political communication draws together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study. It is divided into five sections: Part One: explores the macro-level influences on political communication such as the media industry, new media, technology, and political systems Part Two: takes a grassroots perspective of the influences of social networks - real and online - on political communication Part Three: discusses methodological advances in political communication research Part Four: focuses on power and how it is conceptualized in political communication Part Five: provides an international, regional, and comparative understanding of political communication in its various contexts The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, media and communication, sociology and research methods.

The Handbook of Global Health Communication

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Author: Rafael Obregon,Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

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International in scope, The Handbook of Global HealthCommunication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis ofthe role of communication processes in global public health,development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholarsand practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range ofcommunication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to thestrengthening of health services, the involvement of affectedcommunities in shaping health policies and improving care, and theempowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyondconventional divisions between informational and participatoryapproaches

The Universal Journalist

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Author: David Randall

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism isn't just about universal objectives: it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information is constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism where they are seen as cynical and sloppy. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now more than ever this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists worldwide.