Unlike Shakespeare’s seven, the journalist has three ages: learning, practising and managing. Any practical theory of journalism must be about all three. It must be firmly based on the needs of journalism, not on some other discipline. That’s what this book is about; it is an attempt to produce the basis of a practical theory of journalism, which integrates the study of with the practice in broadcast and print journalism. But it’s more than that, because we are now firmly in the digital age when the whole journalistic process is changing. Gathering is digital; sending is digital. The whole newsroom process is digital.

Journalism is all about news and information. Journalists discover news and report it. Journalism consists ...

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