Pre-order new Essential Public Affairs text book

The third edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop at a special price of £19.99* (rrp £22.99).

Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is an invaluable guide for journalism students and those already in the industry. Providing comprehensive coverage of both central and local government, it introduces a wealth of policy issues for aspiring and practising journalists to consider.

This third edition has been updated with a full explanation of the large-scale programmes of reform introduced by the coalition since the 2010 election, exploring up-to-date news stories and debates. Some of the new features include: concise and engaging explanations of major recent and ongoing political events including the Libor-fixing scandal, the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, the 2012 budget, and the background to the Leveson Inquiry; and new sections focusing on key topical issues and debates including changes to the pension system, the quality of services provided by local authorities, and access to social housing.

The book will be launched at the NCTJ Public Affairs Seminar on 1 March in London. The seminar is designed to bring delegates up-to-date with key issues and developments in public affairs and will cover the key areas of change in local and central government including localism, finance, housing and social welfare. There will also be an important opportunity to debate the changes to public affairs in the Diploma in Journalism.

Delegates attending the seminar will receive a complimentary copy of the new text book. To book your place, please complete the booking form on the website.

To order copies of the third edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists, please visit the NCTJ’s online shop

A discount is available for bulk orders of 10 or more copies, please contact Shevon Houston on 01799 544945 or [email protected]

* price excludes postage