Asia Pacific Media Educator


Alysen, Barbara (2000)
The Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia,
Deakin University Press, Geelong, Victoria, 243 pp. ISBN 0 949823 848

Reviewed by Sandra Haswell

We’re rolling! From the minute you pick up the book, scan the Contents list and flick through the pages – whether teacher, student or practitioner of broadcast journalism – you’ll know you’ve got just about all the angles covered in one bite here. This text contains an abundance of useful, easy-to-digest information.
The author stipulates that the book is intended to be a “practical guide to the practice of broadcast journalism in its widest sense and one that tries to give some context to broadcast reporting” (pp 3-4). It succeeds.