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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Journalism and the Literature of Reality
Author(s): McKay, Jennifer May
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Keywords: Literary Journalism
New Journalism
Issue Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 23-Dec-2009
Citation: McKay JM (2009) Journalism and the Literature of Reality. Media Education Journal, 45, pp. 25-28.
Abstract: First paragraph: Journalism matters to us all. I believe that or I wouldn’t have spent my working life as a journalist and then as a lecturer in journalism, training students in the skills they’ll need if they want to be reporters and writers of features. Some of the skills have changed -- familiarity with HTML or how to produce a podcast wasn’t needed when I worked for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle or Brides magazine. Equally, some have not – the ability to use words well is as vital for journalists today as it ever was, and old-fashioned shorthand remains a key skill, at least for news reporters.
Rights: Copyright Jenny McKay; The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Media Education Journal by the Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES).

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