By Merve Yildizalp
ANKARA (AA) – Anadolu Agency has published the handbook "Reporter" to provide journalists who report in Turkish with basic newswriting and style guidelines.
The book -- prepared with the support of experts from the Turkish Language Institute, the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) and related universities -- reflects Anadolu Agency’s journalistic experiences of the past 100 years.
The book is now on sale in bookstores across Turkey.
The book consists of six chapters and offers detailed and comprehensive information on the following topics: History of News, Journalism from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic, News Writing with Examples, Expertise in Journalism, Crisis Reporting, Peace journalism, News Writing Rules, Visual Supports to News, New Media, Media Law and Basic Terms.
In addition, it offers guidelines on how to cover traffic accidents, the Official Gazette, disaster news, etc. It also explores the intricacies of the interview and the secrets of investigative reporting.
Anadolu Agency Director-General and Board Chairman Senol Kazanci said the book was designed taking into account the traditional journalism rules as well as the expectations of new media readers.
“The book consists of information for the reporters, especially those who are new to the profession,” Kazanci added.
He said the samples used in the book were taken from Anadolu Agency -- a pillar of accuracy and trust -- and reflected the common standards of reporting.