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Enthusiasm for journalism evident throughout

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Volume 20, Issue 1

May, 2014

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Matthews, L. (2014). Enthusiasm for journalism evident throughout. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(1): 235-238. Review of Intro: A beginner's guide to journalism in 21st century Aotearoa/New Zealand, edited by Grant Hannis (3rd ed) Wellington: New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation, 2013, 371pp. ISBN 9780473266424.
Author(s): Louise Matthews
Reviewed book edited by Grant Hannis
Publication date: 
May, 2014

Good journalism courses have long been accustomed to the challenge of squeezing in more and more elements, as new skills jostle for a place alongside still-essential basics. These courses not only reflect the spectrum of industry practice—and it’s an increasingly spreading one—but are trying to future-proof their students even as industry itself really can’t say how it will all turn out. So a single handbook to cover everything for the trainee faces the same challenges when it comes to trying to cram it all in.