We are surrounded by news stories on a daily basis, but have you ever thought about how the news gets made or perhaps considered becoming a journalist yourself? In this week’s giveaway journalist Leigh Sales takes us behind the scenes of the industry in her book Storytellers: Questions, Answers and the Craft of Journalism. Here’s the blurb:
Leigh Sales is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having anchored the ABC’s flagship 7.30 program for twelve years. She has been a foreign correspondent, hosted Lateline and anchored numerous elections for the ABC. In this book, she turns her interviewing skills onto her own profession, those usually asking the questions: the journalists.
In ten sections – from News Reporting to Editing, via Investigative, Commentary and of course Interviewing – Sales takes us on a tour of the profession, letting the leaders in their field talk direct to us about how they get their leads, survive in war zones, write a profile, tell a story with pictures, and keep the show on the road. A who’s-who of Australian journalism – including Lisa Millar, Kate McClymont, Hedley Thomas, Trent Dalton, Benjamin Law, Tracy Grimshaw, Richard Fidler, David Speers, Stan Grant, Niki Savva, Waleed Aly, Annabel Crabb, Karl Stefanovic and Mia Freedman – talk candidly about their greatest lessons and their trade secrets.
A fascinating insight into a vital and much-misunderstood profession, Storytellers is a book for anyone who’s ever wanted to be a journalist, or even just wondered how the news gets made.
If you’d like to win a copy, simply tell us some good news you’ve received this year (in ONE sentence). Our favourite three entries will win a copy!
Entries close midday (Syd/Melb time) Monday 2 October.
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