CONTENTS:- Preface 1. News Coverage; 2. Expertise for Reporting; 3. Specific Reporting; 4. Broad based Reporting; 5. Expertise for editor; 6. Editing the News; 7. Editing Skills;
The newspaper is the cornerstone of the modern media, the fourth estate. It is a complex machinery based on intellectual inputs, hard-headed common sense and the application of modern technology. Reporting and editing are the essential elements of this vast and powerful edifice of modern information based society and the world would be a mass of ignorance without the presence of the media. It is the effort of the author to bring together in the present publication the essentials of reporting and editing for the benefit of the aspiring journalist as well as the working newsperson. The topics covered extend over the entire range of the subject: news coverage; expertise required for reporting; essentials of specific reporting; broad-based reporting; expertise expected of an editor; editing the news; and editing skills. Suitably illustrated with relevant examples, the publication is a must for all aspiring and working journalists, as also a must for mass communication professionals.