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Introduction to Journalism by Trevor Ibbotson, Richard Rudin

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4 Newspapers and magazines

Introduction
Interviewing
Copy presentation
Hard news
Softer news
Features
Reviews
A brief overview of …
Suggested activities
Sources and resources

Introduction

The range and types of writing within newspapers and magazines is vast and varied to suit differing contexts, readership, specialisms, commercial factors, editorial control, ownership, etc. One way of categorizing writing activities within the newspaper and magazine industries is by differentiating between diary and off-diary events. Diary events for newspaper reporters include attending press conferences, the courts, local authority meetings, inquests, tribunals, local elections, community and sporting events and cultural activities. Off-diary events ...

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