How Newspapers Work - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080107516, 9781483138763

How Newspapers Work

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Liberal Studies Division

Authors: W. Roy Nash
Editors: D. F. Bratchell E. F. Candlin
eBook ISBN: 9781483138763
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 128
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Description

How Newspapers Work is a detailed account of how newspapers work, with emphasis on the mechanics of news gathering and tasks of the reporter, sub-editor, news specialists, and editor. A typical day in the life of a morning newspaper is described, and the role of the press in society is examined. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with an introduction to the history of newspapers, with particular reference to some ""popular"" national daily newspapers in Britain such as the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Herald, Daily Mirror, and Daily Sketch. The next chapter focuses on the role of reporters in gathering news, their education and training, and qualities of a good reporter. Subsequent chapters look at the main tasks of sub-editors, news specialists such as columnists, and editors. The penultimate chapter describes a typical day in the life of a morning newspaper, while the last chapter considers the social and political aspects of the press. This monograph will be of interest to journalists and those considering a career in the newspaper industry.

Table of Contents


1 A Glimpse of History

2 The Reporter

3 The Sub-Editor

4 The Specialists

5 The Editor

6 Producing the Day’s Paper

7 Press, Society and the Future

Appendix

Index

Details

No. of pages:
128
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1964
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483138763

About the Author

W. Roy Nash

About the Editor

D. F. Bratchell

E. F. Candlin