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The Journalist's Handbook by Kim Fletcher


The Journalist's Handbook by Kim Fletcher

This comprehensive, informative and witty guide offers expert advice on everything you need to know about the industry. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. The Journalist's Handbook contains vital information on media law, privacy and ethics, and looks at market awareness and the rise of internet journalism. There is also good advice on different writing techniques for quality, middle market and popular papers, on surviving as a freelance and advancing in your career. Interspersed with anecdotes and tips from journalists on Britain's leading publications (Observer, Express, Star, The Times, Q, Glamour), the handbook is rounded off with a list of indispensable contacts and sources.

About the Author

From his apprenticeship at the Sheffield Star to Editorial Director of the Telegraph Group, Kim Fletcher's outstanding career in journalism makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the industry and advise aspiring journalists. Among his many contributions to journalism, Fletcher is the chairman of the official regulatory body, The National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2012


Kim Fletcher

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Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan


288 pages


Press & journalism
Advice on careers & achieving success



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