The Journalist's Primer: A No-Nonsense Guide to Getting and Reporting the News
The face of journalism has changed. The evening news is rife with personality, commentary, and political polarization. Blogs are doubling as news sites, and anybody with a cell phone thinks he's a journalist. Citizens say they can no longer tell fake news from real news, fact from opinion. As a result, trust in the media has plummeted at a time when the world needs more and better information than ever before.
In The Journalist's Primer: A No-Nonsense Guide to Getting and Reporting the News, Mark Hanebutt gets back to basics. He explains why we have a free press and what it has to do with a free nation. Then he notes simply and clearly what news is, how ot get it, write it up and deliver it factually and accurately. As such, the text is a concise guide and desk reference for students of mass communication who wish to master the essentials of news reporting.
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