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Beat Reporting and Editing
Journalism in the Digital Age

Edited by:
  • Surbhi Dahiya - Professor and Course Director, Department of English Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
  • Shambhu Sahu - Assistant Professor, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (GGSIPU), New Delhi

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Journalism | Mass Communication

November 2021 | 636 pages | SAGE Texts
First of its kind book to have extensive coverage of reporting, with a special focus on beat reporting.

Beat Reporting and EditingJournalism in the Digital Age offers an extensive and pioneering study of reporting for all the news beats, and news writing and editing. Besides having exclusive chapters on rural reporting, storytelling, photojournalism and cartooning, social media reporting, misinformation and fake news, and solution-based journalism, this coedited forty-eight-chapter textbook is an exhaustive resource filled with insights on traditional beats like defence, politics, court, crime, sports and entertainment. It covers all the emerging forms of journalism such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and bots, podcast, mobile journalism (MOJO), drone journalism (DOJO) and data journalism in India. 

The book is structured to guide the students and teachers on the techniques of reporting on specific beats in the digital environment, role of AI and digital technologies in newsgathering and reportage as well as issues of identity, data, research and analysis in new-age journalism. Drawing on an enormous range of examples, case studies and first-hand experiences of eminent journalists and media educators, it encourages students to critically engage with all forms of journalistic writing in the digital era.

Key Features:

• First-of-its-kind textbook to include extensive coverage of reporting, with special focus on beat reporting 

• Not only limited to print media but also covers broadcast journalism as well as digital media 

• Contains chapters by highly experienced journalists who have worked in their specific beats for decades, and academicians teaching the subject in the classroom

• One of the most future-ready textbooks on journalism featuring a whole section on innovations and emerging technologies in journalism
 
Message from Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
 
Foreword by Bill Hinchberger
 
Foreword by Devesh Kishore
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
SECTION I: UNDERSTANDING REPORTING
Surbhi Dahiya and Shambhu Sahu
Fundamentals of Reporting
Chandrani Banerjee
Types of Reporting
V. S. Chandrasekar
News Sources and Art of Gathering
Prabhjot Paul Singh
Understanding Beats
 
SECTION II. BEATS AS SPECIALIZED REPORTING
Jupinderjit Singh
Crime Reporting
Pramod Kumar Singh
Government and Political Reporting
Ashok Tuteja
Parliamentary Reporting
Kanchan Vasdev
Legislative Reporting
J. Venkatesan
Legal and Court Reporting
Ajay Banerjee
Defence Reporting
Namrata Biji Ahuja
Internal Security Reporting
Smita Sharma
International Affairs Reporting
Rohit Gandhi
Conflict and War Reporting
Manoj Kumar
Economy and Finance Reporting
Shishir Sinha
Business Reporting
Aarti Dhar
Health Reporting
Urmi A. Goswami
Education Reporting
Kulveen Trehan
Sports Reporting
Manoj Kumar Patairiya
Science and Technology Reporting
Pallava Bagla
Nuclear and Space Reporting
Vibha Sharma
Environment Reporting
Rajeev Khanna
Civil Administration, City and Mofussil Reporting
Ankuran Dutta
Development Reporting
Rinku Paul
Gender, Women and Child Reporting
Mayank Bhardwaj
Rural and Agriculture Reporting
Vijay S. Satokar
Disaster Reporting
Tanvi Akhauri
Arts and Culture Reporting
Sreemoyee Kundu
Fashion, Lifestyle and Entertainment Reporting
Arun Kumar Das
Railways and Roadways Reporting
Vinay Kumar
Civil Aviation Reporting
Vikrant Singh
Automobile Reporting
Parul Mehra
Travel and Food Reporting
 
SECTION III. DATA JOURNALISM AND VISUALIZATION
Uma Shankar Pandey
Data Journalism
Geeta Kashyap
Data Visualization
 
SECTION IV. JOURNALISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE: INNOVATION IN REPORTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Rohit Gandhi
Emerging Technologies: MoJo, Podcast, Bots and Blockchain
M. J. Augustine Vinoth and Varsha Kukreti
Drone Journalism (DoJo)
Sangeeta Pranvendra
Social Media Reporting
 
SECTION V. VISUAL APPROACH IN JOURNALISM
Tabeenah Anjum Qureshi and Mrinal Kumar Chatterjee
Photojournalism, Storytelling and Cartooning
 
SECTION VI. BEYOND REPORTING: OPINION AND OTHER FORMS OF WRITING
Sanjay Kapoor
Writing Editorials
Martand Jha
Writing for Op-Ed page and Letters to the Editor
Ujjwala S. Barve and Jupinderjit Singh
Writing Special Articles and Middles
Vichitra Sharma
Writing Features
Pooja Rana
Writing for Supplements
Bhawana Somaaya
Writing Reviews
 
SECTION VII. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN JOURNALISM: MISINFORMATION, FAKE NEWS VERSUS ETHICS
Umesh Arya
Misinformation, Fake News and Data Verification
Sambit Pal
Ethics in Reporting
Pramod Kumar
Solution-based Journalism
 
SECTION VIII. UNDERSTANDING EDITING
Marydasan John
Editing Concepts and Processes
 
Index

Surbhi Dahiya

Surbhi Dahiya née Bhalla is presently working as a Professor and Course Director in the Department of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) (under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India). She is the Faculty Ambassador for International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in India. She is the former editor of the reputed journal, Communicator. She started her career as a correspondent with The Tribune 20 years ago and later shifted to academics. Dr Dahiya holds a PhD in media studies and a dual master’s degree. She has as an MSc in mass communication and... More About Author

Shambhu Sahu

Shambhu Sahu is an Assistant Professor at Vivekanand School of Journalism and Mass Communication (VSJMC), Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), New Delhi. Previously, he worked as a teaching associate at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, and as a project manager at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has 15 years of experience in print journalism and book publishing. As a journalist, he has worked with The Times of India, The Indian Express and the Press Trust of India (PTI) and has done both reporting and editing. He has over 200+ byline articles in... More About Author

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