Introduction to Journalism by Carole Fleming, Emma Hemmingway, Gillian Moore, Dave Welford

By Carole Fleming, Emma Hemmingway, Gillian Moore, Dave Welford

An creation to Journalism examines the talents had to paintings as a journalist in newspapers, tv, radio, and on-line. This publication offers case reviews as a advisor to getting to know tales, interviewing, and writing for every medium, in addition to recording fabric for either radio and television. It offers a wide variety of reviews and pointers on find out how to technique tales and contains interviews with reporters engaged on quite a few information shops, from the BBC to weekly newspapers.

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For example, if you’re covering something like the Soham murders, the Beslan Siege,13 or a Radio 1 campaign on mental health, just the sound of someone’s voice or the moving images taken live as the news unfolds can give your audience more of a sense of involvement in the news. qxd 22 10/9/2005 1:14 PM Page 22 AN INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (Continued) people logged on to the Beslan story on September 3 2004, the moving images of children and panic were immediate. They were almost instantly on the web as videophones and other technology allow instant uploads to the net.

Meanwhile the only story exclusive to ITN was a report based on a consumer survey that predicted lower spending over Christmas. This too was done by a live link to a reporter waiting for the Christmas lights to be switched on in London, who linked into a pre-recorded package. The different exclusives again show the different approach to news by each programme: the BBC reflecting its public service remit to cater to as wide a section of society as possible by reporting on rural matters, and ITV reflecting its more populist approach by reporting on consumer issues that they feel directly affect their audience.

The girls had been pupils at Soham school where the caretaker was Ian Huntley, who lived with his girlfriend, Maxine Carr, a teaching assistant known to the girls. During the hunt for the girls, Huntley was interviewed by the media, and appeared to be concerned and helpful. Finally, he was arrested for the girls’ murders, just before their bodies were found. Maxine Carr was charged with perverting the course of justice by withholding information about Huntley from the police. It was November 2003 before Huntley came to trial.

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