Death, Sex & Money

Death, Sex & Money

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What was it like being at the news desk on the evening of September 11 2001? Or when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in February 2003? Or when the tsunami hit on Boxing Day 2004? Death, Sex and Money is an open window into the frenetic world of journalism, and how editors fill the pages of a newspaper every day. Veteran journalist Michael Young takes readers behind the masthead to reveal the players involved in writing, editing and producing the modern newspaper. Experience life at a chaotic news desk, and see first-hand how news is collected and the big stories covered. What emerges is the changing definition of news, and how newspapers have had to adapt to the twenty-first century in the ever-present shadow of the internet, blogs and citizen journalism, shrinking formats and falling circulation.85 In August 2006 cyber-media revealed the problem of laptop batteries catching fire and kept up the pressure via the internet on manufacturers until Dell and Apple were forced into recalling five million laptop batteries. 86 Global Voicesanbsp;...

Title:Death, Sex & Money
Author: Michael Young
Publisher:Melbourne Univ. Publishing - 2007

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