Asia Pacific Media Educator


Burns, Lynette Sheridan (2002)
Understanding Journalism, Sage Publications
ISBN ISBN 0 7619 7026 6 (pbk) 177 pp.

Reviewed by Jeff McMillan

Sheridan Burns does a fairly accurate job of condensing an entire profession into roughly 175 pages, employing at the end of each chapter useful “real life” examples. Readers will gain from Burns’ vast sourcing of material from Australia, America and the UK. The book focuses on the practice of everyday journalists.