OverviewNews reporting and dissemination is no longer a once-a-day occurrence but an instant connection to the audience. News As It Happens Second Edition reflects this change, providing practical guidelines for working as a journalist in the age of rapidly evolving media technologies. It provides students with both a strong foundation that can be used across the breadth of their studies and the specific skills required across various media platforms, demonstrating the need for students to adapt to the dramatic technological advancements in the world of news and news reporting. Features Online reporting is integrated throughout the text with in-depth discussion on the positives and pitfalls of this new arena. Tips for new journalists are highlighted throughout and practical activities are included as “news practice points”. ‘Practitioner profiles’ are included with some of our most respected journalists, including Leigh Sales Liz Jackson, and Virginia Trioli, exploring modern journalism through their everyday experiences. New to this edition Updated and revised content throughout, including: the impact of portable devices on journalism; the need to protect media freedom, freedom of speech, and society’s right to know; and the issues of the reforms in journalism over the past 3 year (including the restructuring of many news focused businesses and government inquires). Major updates to Chapter 4 Journalism Ethics and Chapter 10 Writing News for Online and Portable Devices.