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Advanced Reporting : Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism - Miles Maguire

Advanced Reporting

Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism


Published: 21st July 2014
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News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding.

This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.

"To those who say great reporting is all about innate skills, Miles Maguire offers a powerful and practical rebuke. Advanced Reporting breaks down the basic elements of journalism, walks us through real-life examples, and guides us on a clear path to the critical thinking where all good reporting begins. It is deeply researched and thoughtfully presented, and will lead journalists of the future well beyond the usual "how to" texts on reporting." -Ann Cooper, Columbia Journalism School

"Advanced Reporting is an important contribution to our understanding of journalistic practice in our globalized and digital world. All journalists, people who want to be journalists and people who teach and research journalism who are serious about their trade should read this book." -Leon Barkho, Joenkoeping University, Sweden


ISBN: 9780415824286
ISBN-10: 0415824281
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 21st July 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1