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.
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
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- © Pergamon 1964
- 1st January 1964
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