These are links to some of the stories and ideas we discussed in Thursday’s class.
RADIO: BBC R4 NEWS BRIEFING (play 2nd item from 1:18 to 1: 59)
TV: ARIEL SHARON FUNERAL JAN 2014 (JEREMY BOWEN)
TABLOID WRITING/ REPORTING TRIALS: DAILY MIRROR ARTICLE – Dave Lee Travis Trial
DEFINITIONS OF ABSOLUTE AND QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE – Useful link explaining the essential relationship between news writing and legal and other official proceedings.
NEWSWRITING AS NOVELWRITING: New York Times ARTICLE
A terrifically written book. James’ work as a reporter includes features from inside Syria as well as business books like Niche.His website has a range of his journalism which is well worth checking out.
This novel uses the principles of news writing — letting your interview subjects talk for themselves. Its strength is the way it reads like news prose, and plays with current world affairs to extrapolate future scenarios.