"The best book on journalism ever written"
John Ryan, director of press division, Thomson Foundation

Now completely revised for the new millennium with added chapters on reporting statistics, online research, writing for the web, mistakes and hoaxes, where good stories come from, covering disasters, and handling quotes. Plus many more amusing anecdotes.

Translated into five languages and available from Montevideo to Moscow, this anecdotal textbook is now the world's most widely read book on journalism.

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