Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists. It takes readers through details of the constitutional framework and the governing institutions of the UK; covers the NHS, the Treasury, industry, utilities, social security and home affairs; explores the role of the UK in the EU and the wider world of international relations; and focuses on local government issues and how these can generate a wealth of stories for the student and professional journalist alike. The fourth edition has been updated with details of the cuts programme; coverage of the continuing debate over the rise of UKIP and Britain's future in the European Union; and an assessment of the immediate aftermath of the referendum on Scottish independence. There is clearer end of chapter guidance on the key issues students need to consider for the NCTJ essential public affairs course and a tighter focus on the material covered in the revised syllabus. The extensive pedagogy uses new examples to inspire students in the development of their own stories.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press