Do not simply cover stories- uncover them. In an age of infinite choice made possible by new technology, and a disturbing move away from traditional reporting into colourful comment and speculation by blogs and 'citizen journalists', there has never been a better time to focus on pure journalism skills. Essential Radio Journalism is a comprehensive working manual for radio journalists and students. It contains practical advice for gathering, reporting, writing, editing and presenting the news. It also covers media law and ethics. There is a wealth of 'inside' information, checklists and on-the-job advice that you can immediately put to use whether you are in your first job or have several years of experience. This is a book to inspire responsible, accurate and exceptional journalism skills.