- Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists
This is the one book you need to guide you through university and into your career in journalism.
It features stories and tips from a diverse range of journalists, including Ayshah Tull and Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News; Emma Youle of HuffPost; Andrew Norfolk of the Times; and the Mirror’s Nada Farhoud.
Covering everything from print to podcasting, it will equip you with the skills and understanding you need to become a successful and ethical journalist.
Tony Harcup’s Journalism: Principles and Practice is simply the best guide there is to studying and practising journalism today.
“A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have.”
- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
Online Resources for Lecturers
Lecturers can log in to access teaching notes containing:
Introductory videos to the three parts:
Newly filmed and designed to be watched before reading the relevant chapters. These are introductions for:
Part One: What is Journalism?
Part Two: How To Do Journalism
Part Three: What Now for Journalism?
Each chapter is accompanied with a video, discussing the What Would You Do? scenarios in the book, which can be found at the end of the relevant chapter.
A bonus What Would You Do? scenario, alongside a video of the author discussing some suggestions.
Each chapter has a set of links which can be shared with students. These include links to SAGE Journal Articles, and examples of journalism in action.
Online Resource for Students
A free-to-download handy guide for journalists developed by Tony Harcup. It contains a mixture of common practice, pointers towards correct use of English, points of clarification and attempts at attaining consistency.