26th August 2005





A new book providing a unique insight into the skills and knowledge required to work in the print industries and edited by a Lincoln academic has just been published by Routledge.


Richard Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, edited ‘Print Journalism: A Critical Overview’ and also contributed a chapter of his own.


"Editing this chunky text proved an enormous challenge,” said Professor Keeble. “Its 25 chapters over 347 pages draw together contributions from 14 top journalism academics from universities around the country.


“It covers a vast range of topics including sourcing the news, interviewing, sub-editing, feature writing and online journalism, so it should be popular with both students and teachers."


Richard Orange, senior lecturer in Journalism at Lincoln, has contributed two chapters on reporting courts and politics.


And Professor Keeble, who is also editor of Ethical Space, the International Journal of Communication Ethics, contributes a chapter on ethics titled: ‘Is Virtuous Journalism Possible? A Critical Overview of Ethical Dilemmas’.


In addition to the chapters looking at practical skills, the book also covers the history of magazines and newspapers, the structure of the print industry, news values, copyright and journalism education in the UK.


Next month Routledge will publish the fourth edition of Richard Keeble's ‘The Newspapers Handbook’ which has proved a hit with journalism students and teachers across the globe since the first edition came out in 1994.


“I guess its success is partly due to the fact that it's a rather unusual textbook,” says Professor Keeble. “Most attempt to achieve some kind of objective impartiality. In contrast, in my handbook I'm not afraid to be critical and opinionated while at the same time rigorous and detailed throughout.”


Nick Nuttall, senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Lincoln, also contributes an important chapter looking at investigative reporting.


Go to picture – Professor Richard Keeble


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk