COPYRIGHT LAW

1.0 INTRODUCTION The law of copyright is one of the most important legislature provisions that affect the journalists. The knowledge of such a law by journalist, helps him/her to avoid making claims of ownership, of the creative works that are not rightly and originally his or hers. This unit, therefore, takes you, the reader, through…

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THE NATURE OF NEWS

1.0 INTRODUCTION “News” is the raison d’etre of any newspaper. This is why newsroom is the first port of call for all cub-reporters. The would-be the journalist must therefore have knowledge of the technicalities involved in writing news story as observed in this unit. 2.0 OBJECTIVES On successful completion of this Module/Unit, you should be…

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COURT REPORTING

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit is about Court reporting. In studying this unit, the reporter arms himself with a weapon that allows him practice unhindered. 2.0 OBJECTIVES On Successful completion of this unit, you should be able to: Explain why reporters are allowed to accurately report court cases  Apply the standard rules governing court reporting  Explain…

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ELEMENTS OF GOOD NEWS REPORTING

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit is about good news reporting. The unit examines “background” information in a story that helps to put the written news story in a clearer perspective for the reader. 2.0 OBJECTIVES After studying this module, you should be able to: Identify the various elements of good news reporting.  Use each of the…

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EDITING THE COPY

1.0 INTRODUCTION Ordinarily, to edit means to make something short or shorter. journalism, it means to remove unwanted matter in the news. It is an In important aspect of any media persons work irrespective of whether or not the person works for the print or broadcast media. 2.0 OBJECTIVES On successful completion of this unit,…

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WRITING THE NEWS/TYPES OF LEAD

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit is about news writing. The emphasis is fundamentally prescriptive. The practical experience is to be gained from the exercises provided for your review. The unit first of all gives a brief overview of the available news structure in journalism practice. Then the common elements of the news content are explained before…

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