New edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

The second edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to order from the NCTJ online shop.

It is the only textbook to combine coverage of central and local government specifically geared towards journalism students and is designed to map on to NCTJ-accredited courses. It contains all the information necessary to help students to prepare for the NCTJ public affairs exam and practical assessment.

The second edition has been fully updated following the 2010 general election and includes the latest details of the coalition government's policy agenda.  It has been revised in light of the changes to the NCTJ public affairs syllabus, and is still the best textbook for NCTJ-accredited courses.

It is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. Offering comprehensive coverage of the workings of both central and local government, it provides all the information they will need to cover public affairs with confidence.

The textbook is also supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following features:

  • Regular updates - new developments in central and local government are succinctly summarised so that the book is always up-to-date
  • News feeds - real life articles from different news sites are linked to via RSS
  • Audio podcasts, tables and web links

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison costs just £19.99 (rrp £21.99) plus postage from the NCTJ online shop.