Covering Politics: A Handbook for Journalists
August 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Author Rob Armstrong discusses the process as well as the
day-to-day operation of political organizations, campaigns,
strategists, consultants, pollsters, and the role of the reporters
covering them all. The book probes the potential pitfalls that lurk
for unsuspecting or naive reporters. Yet most of all, Covering
Politics focuses on covering politics. In four insightful
chapters throughout the book, Armstrong gives a “Roadmap for
Reporters.” These “Roadmaps” discuss reportorial
problems likely to be encountered and offer strategies, techniques,
and tactics for better, more complete coverage.
As an added bonus, more than a dozen interviews are included
from noted reporters, politicians, and academics, both inside and
outside Washington, D.C. These reporting veterans share their
real-world experience and practical, hard-nosed advice.
Conversations with veteran political reporters include:
- Bob Schieffer
- David Broder
- Jamie Dupree
- Brit Hume
- Brian Lamb
- Elaine Povich
- Candy Crowley
- Marvin Kalb
Covering Politics: A Handbook for Journalists is the ideal resource for current and future reporters before they hit the campaign trail. .
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