Principles and Practice

Welcome to the preview of the third edition of Journalism: Principles and Practice by Tony Harcup.

This book is a must-have guide to everything students need to know about how journalism works. The new edition has been updated to cover the new essentials: social media, the impact of Twitter, and the need for an ethical approach. 

It will also help equip students with all the skills and savvy they need to become the resourceful yet ethical journalists of the future. New and improved features will help students:

  • Get to grips with the huge impact of social and mobile media on how we gather information and tell stories
  • Grasp the rights and wrongs of journalism with a new chapter on ethics and regulation
  • Learn how to make the most of your skills with tips and advice from digital and other journalists
  • Think through ‘what would you do?' in a new feature that takes you into the real world of journalism

To support students in our ever increasing digital world, the new edition also comes with 24 months free access to an interactive eBook.


What makes the eBook interactive?

Each chapter contains interactive icons giving you access to wealth of additional material to support students.

videosVideo scenarios kick of each part and support every chapter giving students deeper insight how journalism works in the real world.

readingsFurther Reading, including access to select SAGE journal articles helps student read more widely and is a great support for research projects and literature reviews.

WeblinksWeblinks take students straight to relevant reports and guidelines help students stay up to date with what is happening in the industry and encourage good professional practice.


What’s next?

Check out what the new edition has to offer by reading chapter one and virtually stepping into the authors office to hear more about



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