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Fundamentals of Reporting and Editing

 
Ambrish Saxena (Author)
Synopsis 'Fundamentals of Reporting and Editing' covers all professional aspects of journalism. For the students of Journalism it's a textbook and for practicing journalists it's a handbook. Though it deals with conceptual part of journalism, more emphasis is laid on the practical aspect. Thus, it might even serve the purpose of a work book. The relevant aspects of reporting and editing have been covered in a manner that you will always find journalism in action in this book. for developing an understanding of news it has been defined in the words of scholars, the qualities of news and its elements have been discussed and the new value or the determinants of news have been underlined. The structure of a news report -inverted pyramid and 5Ws ad also the lead writing has been discussed with some new insight. The book focuses on both the essential aspects of reporting-news gathering and news writing. it includes news sources, sourcing or attribution, objectively in reporting and social responsibility. It also talks about characteristics of a reporter, his/her functions and responsibility. The book provides substantial material on writing general stories including personals, briefs, speeches, interviews and meetings and simple story types including illness, death, obituaries, funeral, fires, weather stories and natural disasters. It goes into the details of crime reporting and other local beats. On the editing front, the book deals with news room operations, the hierarchies and the duties and functions of news editor, chief sub-editor and sub-editor. All essential aspects of subbing-copy-editing, copy tasting, copy-reading and proof-reading have found place in the book. The chapter on headline writing adds value to the book.
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About the author

Ambrish Saxena

Dr. Ambrish Saxena is Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He has done his M.A. (Pol. Sc.) and LL.B. from Allahabad University and BJ and MJ from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi. He joined journalism as a full-timer in 1979 and served The Pioneer, Newslead, Our Leader, Amrit Prabhat, Aaj and JVG Times in various capacities. In electronic media, he worked as a correspondent for the first TV Hindi magazine Parkash produced by Vinod Dua. He has a long association with Radio Broadcasting and still appears as an anchor in Market Mantra, one of the most reputed programmes of AIR-FM Gold. He has also been involved in the making of documentaries and feature films produced by Films Division, NFDC and foreign production houses. In traditional media, he has made immense contribution to theatre and has been acknowledged for his work by Sangeet Natak Akademi, Human Resource Development Ministry and UP Cultural Affairs Department. Dr. Saxena took up media teaching out of his interest in academics more than a decade ago but gradually he turned to full-time teaching. He has been teaching at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Kamala Nehru College, Kalindi College and IP College for Women of Delhi University, and MBICEM (GGS IP\University). During his stay at IIMC, he has done the report writing of two research projects. He has done his Ph. D. from Intercultural Open University, Netherlands. As an academician, his interest lies in Press Laws, Development Communications, History of Journalism and Radio Broadcasting.

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Bibliographic information

Title Fundamentals of Reporting and Editing
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173919725
length xviii+358p., Tables; Figures; Index; 23cm.