A PRACTICAL TOOL-KIT FOR NEWS GATHERING: FROM A REPORTER’S PERSPECTIVE.

Associate Professor S. A. Shaibu, Ibrahim John Tal

Abstract


The journey of production of news either for radio or for television starts form source, concept, production via the medium of choice to the destination or consumption stage. This paper is an exposition of those practical stages as a student-companion-guide to effective content delivery using Lasswell’s as well as Shannon & Weaver’s theory or model of communication.

Key Words: Toolkit, New gathering Reporter’s Perspective.

Objective of StudyTo practically showcase the processes of News gathering from concept to actualization from a Reporter’s Perspective.

Methodology – The methodology here is gleaning of processes from the practical gathering of workshop of Reporters at Bingham University for the training of News Reporters for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) community Radio in Abuja Nigeria.


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