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Don't Bury the Lead

Don't Bury the Lead (Paperback, New title)

By Oakham, Mandy

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'You've buried the lead!' These are the words that every cadet journalist dreads. It means they have not satisfied the most basic requirement of good journalistic practice; they have failed to spot the most important angle to the story. Spotting the angle to the story and making ...sure the most important facts are given the most prominence are two essential skills of good journalists - skills that beginners must acquire swiftly. The professional and technical demands made on journalists will continue to increase, but getting 'the facts' and presenting them in the clearest way possible remains the brief for every practitioner. This book aims to provide cadet journalists and journalism students with a guide to the 'nuts and bolts of journalism, and to act as an introduction to news gathering and reporting in Australia. 'Don't Bury the Lead' begins with the basics of what is news and what is distinctive about the news genre of writing. Later chapters discuss the importance of sources in the news-gathering process, before introducing readers to the essential 'rounds' of all newspapers - covering emergency services, councils and courts. Like the cadetship process, learning also happens by doing, so each chapter ends with a set of exercises that reinforce the tenets of journalistic practice covered. Don't Bury the Lead should join dictionaries and house style guides as part of the essential armoury of Australian journalists.
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ISBN 9780868405575
Published AU 1 Feb 2002
Publisher UNSW Press
Format Paperback, New title
Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9780868405575
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher UNSW Press
Imprint UNSW Press
Published 1 Feb 2002
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Oakham, Mandy
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Writing & Editing Guides
Media Studies
Press & Journalism
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 175mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code 070.430994
Weight 290g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education