The author of the book Raza Elahi, a senior journalist having spent two decades in media industry, has added four new chapters viz, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Age Journalism, Online Journalism and Tips for Writing for the Web. Catering the requirements of young journalists and media students, How to Become A Good Journalist covers all aspects of Print, Online and Broadcast Journalism.
The book discusses the making of a newspaper/magazine by devoting chapters on news selection, news writing, reporting, editing, page-making and headlines etc. Besides discussing art of interviewing, nuances of feature writing and importance of 5Ws and IH of a news copy, Raza Elahi has selected around 200 words/expressions and listed their correct usages. The author has also picked up raw copies of reporters and edited them in the chapter ABC of Editing. The chapter Headline Hunter takes the readers through interesting aspects of headlines. The book also describes the finer points of writing for TV and radio as well as for the Web. Keeping in mind of the latest technological advancement, the writer briefs the readers how social media and digital technology help journalists.
According to Raza Elahi, this book will be immensely helpful to the students in their editing, reporting and writing skills in all the three formats of journalism. It will also refresh the skill-set of those already in the profession. The book is equally beneficial to aspiring journalism and mass communication students. Sanjay Kumar, Editor, MSN India, says the addition of new chapters on broadcast and online journalism has made the book more worthy for freshers. The inclusions of topics on technological components and web journalism will definitely give the readers an added advantage.
P Ramesh Kumar, Assistant Editor, Times of India, describes How to Become A Good Journalist a perfect guide to young journalists, Interns and media students. How to Become A Good Journalist is priced Rs 395 (hard bound) and Rs 250 (paperback) and is available online at Flipkart.com, Amazon.in, atlanticbooks.com, sapnaonline.com as well as at leading bookstores across the country. The book can also be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KJ Bennychan, Mumbai bureau chief of PTI, says all the important features of journalism, including freelance journalism, have been included to make this book a complete package on the subject. The best aspect is that the book is written in a simple language and cogent style.
Khaja Hashmi, a marcomm professional with GE India involves in training and strategy planning, likes the example-based approach of this book. He finds that How to Become A Good Journalist will also interest general readers as it will help them in effective communication in English language.
Chandra Vardhan, a senior journalist working with DNA, Ahmedabad, says this book is a useful companion to budding journalists as it offers useful tips on journalistic writing, editing, reporting and social media.
The first edition of the book was launched in 2009. It is in the reference books' list of many leading media institutes of the country.
Raza Elahi has worked in various capacities with leading national and international newspapers and media houses like Khaleej Times (Dubai), The Economic Times, The Pioneer, The Financial Express and exchange4media etc.
CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK
3. NEWS DESK OPERATIONS
4. ROLE OF A SUB-EDITOR
5. WHAT’S NEWS
6. 5Ws &1H OF A NEWS COPY
7. ABC OF EDITING
8. HEADLINES HUNTER
9. HOW TO WRITE A GOOD COPY
10. REPORTING TIPS
11. FEATURE WRITING
12. FREELANE JOURNALISM
13. PAGE-MAKING TIPS
14. DIFFERENT STROKES
16. 5 THINGS JOURNALISTS NEED TO NOW
17. NEWSROOM JARGON
18. DIGITAL AGE JOURNALISM
19. ONLINE JOURNALISM
20. TIPS FOR WRITING FOR YJE WEB
21. BROADCAST JOURNALISM
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How to Become A Good Journalist
Price: Rs 395 (hard bound) ; Rs 250 (paperback)