"A great textbook for undergraduate journalists with a well thought out mix of practical exercises and tips and hints as well as plenty of real-world examples. It covers the essential technical skills they will need. Very impressed."
"It is exactly what it says it is: a practical guide, but then it also has the added bonus (or should it be expected in this subject?) of a companion website which can do what the book cannot do and be up-dated.
"The entire layout is inviting for students and a mine of information and ideas for teachers/tutors.
"It is written in an accessible manner without talking down to its readers, and is obviously written by a journalist for journalism students, but would be invaluable to a working journalist who was now having to tackle the demands of the convergent newsroom.
"Obviously any book becomes outdated as soon as it is published, especially in a field as fast-moving as this one, but that is reduced by the companion website; it is not a text for teaching reflective theory, but does not set out to do so.
"In effect, it does what it says it does, and does it very well."