What people are saying…

Reviews and recommendations of Online Journalism: The Essential Guide (SAGE) by Hill & Lashmar:

Online Journalism: The Essential Guide Steve Hill Paul Lashmar


Despite one or two minor quibbles, this book is an exceedingly good read, an invaluable resource for students and lecturers alike and is currently the most engaging, practical and intellectual textbook of its type.

Dr. Lily Canter, Sheffield Hallam University 


Should be recommended reading for any courses where students are expected to be entrepreneurial, investigative or critically engaged… Hill and Lashmar have done an admirable job.

Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University

This book serves as a sharp and succinct guide to learning the skills for real-world journalism in the online era. Packed with the unusual mix of recent and relevant case studies, practical advice and the intellectual underpinnings of the practice, this serves as a very effective handbook indeed for those learning the trade.

James Ball, special projects editor, The Guardian

The steady decline in circulation of the print media continues to be a source of deep concern: there is much talk of the slow death of our trade.  This book is invaluable not only to students entering the field but those already there who may feel daunted by what the future holds for our working lives.

Kim Sengupta, Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent, The Independent

As the news business transforms, Online Journalism is a fantastic new resource for both students and lecturers. Informative, straightforward and easily digested, it’s a one-stop shop for the skills, knowledge, principles and mindset required for journalistic success in the digital age.

Mary Braid, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kingston University

A very useful, accessible and up-to-date handbook for online journalism. This will be incorporated into Online Journalism sessions that I do with both sports journalism and journalism students.

Tom Bradshaw, Gloucestershire University

Hill and Lashmar’s book combines theory and practice in an easily accessible volume which I will recommend to my students as supplemental reading for their Practical Journalism studies.

Mr David Penman,  De Montfort University, Leicester