Understanding Beats

Prabhjot Paul Singh


This chapter provides a detailed understanding of the beat system of specialized reporting followed in all media organizations across the world. It lists not only all the major beats—specialized and other forms like features—which form the basic structure of any newsroom and the role of a bureau in a beat reporting system, but it also offers some expert tips on how to be a master of your own beat and manage your sources in your beat (this is besides the fact that each chapter on a specialized beat will have its individual tips on how to excel as a reporter in that particular beat). Through this chapter, the author, thus, tries to provide a thorough understanding of the importance ...

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