The Universal Journalist

By (author) David Randall

Ebook (VitalSource) - £90.00

Publication date:

20 April 2016

Length of book:

304 pages

Publisher

Pluto Press

ISBN-13: 9781783717767

A new edition of one of the world's leading textbooks on journalism. Translated into more than a dozen languages, David Randall's handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists worldwide.

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 are constantly changing. His acclaimed account challenges old attitudes and rejects cynical, sloppy journalism.

The updated fifth edition ensures its relevance to contemporary readers by addressing issues such as problems of 'de-skilling' in the media and new tools for digital research.
'Easily the best introduction to being a reporter I have come across ... written by a true newsman and his enthusiasm for the task in hand is evident on every page'