You are here

Resources to help you teach online

See our resources page for information, support and best practices.

Due to the current restrictions in place, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for details.

Journalism
Share

Journalism
Principles and Practice

Fourth Edition
Additional resources:


October 2021 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
“A classic text of journalism education that goes beyond the basics to ask the questions that anyone thinking of becoming a journalist really needs to consider. An ethical, entertaining and enduring read - highly recommended.”
- Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

This is the one book you need to guide you through university and into your career in journalism.

It features stories and tips from a diverse range of journalists, including Ayshah Tull and Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News; Emma Youle of HuffPost; Andrew Norfolk of the Times; and the Mirror’s Nada Farhoud.

Covering everything from print to podcasting, it will equip you with the skills and understanding you need to become a successful and ethical journalist.

Tony Harcup’s Journalism: Principles and Practice is simply the best guide there is to studying and practising journalism today.

“A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have.”
- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
 
Part 1: What is Journalism?
 
Chapter 1: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Journalism
 
Chapter 2: Constraints and Influences on Journalists
 
Chapter 3: What is News?
 
Chapter 4: Where Does News Come From?
 
Chapter 5: “The Best Obtainable Version of the Truth”: Journalists as Objective Reporters?
 
Chapter 6: “Be Curious and Sceptical”: Journalists as Investigators
 
Chapter 7: “We Are in the Entertainment Business”: Journalists as Entertainers
 
Part 2: How To Do Journalism
 
Chapter 8: Interviewing for Journalism
 
Chapter 9: Writing News
 
Chapter 10: Writing Features
 
Chapter 11: Telling Stories in Sound and Vision
 
Chapter 12: Doing It in Style: The Language of Journalism
 
Part 3: What Now for Journalism?
 
Chapter 13: An Ethical Approach to Journalism
 
Chapter 14: “Our History Will Be What We Make It”: Journalism Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

Supplements

Click for online resources
https://study.sagepub.com/harcup4e

Online Resources for Lecturers

Lecturers can log in to access teaching notes containing:

 

Introductory videos to the three parts:

Newly filmed and designed to be watched before reading the relevant chapters. These are introductions for:

Part One: What is Journalism?

Part Two: How To Do Journalism

Part Three: What Now for Journalism?

 

Video:

Each chapter is accompanied with a video, discussing the What Would You Do? scenarios in the book, which can be found at the end of the relevant chapter.

 

Bonus Video:

A bonus What Would You Do? scenario, alongside a video of the author discussing some suggestions.

 

Weblinks:

Each chapter has a set of links which can be shared with students. These include links to SAGE Journal Articles, and examples of journalism in action.

Online Resource for Students

Style Guide:

A free-to-download handy guide for journalists developed by Tony Harcup. It contains a mixture of common practice, pointers towards correct use of English, points of clarification and attempts at attaining consistency.

"Journalism still matters. How it’s done, why it’s done, by whom and for whom remain at the heart of this updated edition. Harcup draws on a rich diversity of voices to cast a critical, yet practical eye on journalism now, providing an indispensable resource for all who are interested in news."

Dr Margaret Hughes
Chair - Association for Journalism Education

“A classic text of journalism education that goes beyond the basics to ask the questions that anyone thinking of becoming a journalist really needs to consider. An ethical, entertaining and enduring read - highly recommended.”

Michelle Stanistreet
General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

“A holistic assessment of what journalism is all about, with plenty of enterprising interpretations of our trade - a word I prefer to 'profession'. I never met a more 'unprofessional' breed than that of my fellow hacks. This book will, I hope, lead our successors both to question and rebel more than we have.”

Jon Snow
Channel 4 News

For instructors

Please select a format:

Select a Purchasing Option


Paperback
ISBN: 9781526497895
£32.99

Hardcover
ISBN: 9781526497901
£90.00