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Journalism Workbook by F Hodgson, Brendan Hennessy

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AN ESSENTIAL part of a journalist’s job is to know where and how to get information and who to ask.

In some ways the sourcing of materials has been made easier in recent years. Public access to databases has increased and the driver for openness in business and government has not been without success. But in other ways sourcing has been made more difficult: too many departments and press officers are as likely to conceal information as to dispense it.

Official publications are obtainable from the publishers, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). Their bookshop at 49 High Hoiborn, London WC1 (Tel: 0171–873–0011), has both a telephone and counter service, and there are agents throughout the country They will tell you the nearest ...

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