A Rough Guide To The Dark Side by Daniel Simpson

By Daniel Simpson

Ever dreamed of adjusting the area? Daniel Simpson indicates how to not do it.

His memoir charts a gonzo profession at The big apple Times. formidable and idealistic, he was once employed to document at the Balkans yet hand over inside months, freaked out via his editor's zeal for beginning wars. Disillusioned, Daniel went local in Belgrade. including the charismatic G, who'd seemed one evening in lavish puffs of dope smoke, he made up our minds to arrange Serbia's model of Woodstock: a pageant on an island within the Danube.

Music may possibly revolutionize the rustic. It used to be run by means of a wartime mafia, and such a lot youngsters dreamed of leaving. yet what in the event that they made it Ibiza crossed with Glastonbury? To fund this transition, they hustled Daniel's contacts, yet shady neighborhood businessmen had different principles. Mr giant muscled in, and embroiled them along with his henchmen.

Why do stable intentions move awry? With brutally sincere humor, Daniel recounts his trip to the sting, and a determined drug-fuelled quest for the truth. </span></span></span>A tough advisor To The darkish Side is a real-life journey via Balkan equipped crime. extra irreverent than McMafia, it has the vicarious kicks of Mr Nice and Shantaram, within the travelogue kind of invoice Bryson or Tony Hawks, yet with extra bile and an overdose of hubris.

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It is not enough for information to be ‘worthy but dull’. To become news it has to be of interest. Of course, not everything is interesting to everyone and news services choose stories on the basis of their interest to their particular audience. Timeliness is particularly important in broadcast and online news, which promote their ability to deliver news as it happens. A radio news promo put it neatly when it urged listeners to ‘See it tonight. Read it tomorrow. ’ To be timely, a story must be new, or have a fresh angle.

Note that every item has an estimated duration and the bulletin is already fully timed from its on-air to its off-air time. INT indicates intro and VTR the video. 1). Rundown courtesy Ten Melbourne. Approaches to stories This pressure on time and resources means a TV reporter will usually have a strong idea of the angle and construction of their story before they leave the newsroom with the camera operator to shoot the overlay and conduct the interviews. Casual observers of the television news process can be critical of such a predetermined method of news gathering, but a combination of the relatively limited pool of reporters and camera operators, plus the complexity of the production process, does not leave much room for a ‘fishing expedition’ approach.

Sidestepping the influence of public relations to report news that is fair and balanced is a continual challenge for journalists, a point made by former ABC Victorian News Editor, Marco Bass: We train our reporters to be ever more vigilant about how to avoid and combat spin, and we do that both formally and informally. I think the reporters are very conscious of being embarrassed about being sucked in by spin and it is an understood and known obstacle, particularly in political reporting, that our people confront i ElectronicReporterREVISE2proof 4Nov_Layout 1 21/11/11 1:12 PM Page 38 38 • The Electronic Reporter every day.

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