Good Writing for Journalists

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848605498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 7302

'The ultimate book on the creative skills of journalism' - Writing Magazine 'Useful and timely... it is refreshing to discover a book so overtly designed to inspire students to think about what can make writing good - or even great.' - Media International Australia This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling and the stylistic conventions of 'everyday' journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colourful or funny. Each piece will be contextualised and analysed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book will inspire those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing will be introduced, in chapters organised by genre - profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and 'lifestyle' among them. Phillip's book sees itself as a natural successor to Wolfe & Johnson's seminal The New Journalism (1975). By adopting a larger sweeping and tailoring itself for the contemporary journalistic arena, this book will be an essential purchase for the discerning journalist and journalism student.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks,Adams Sally,Harriett Gilbert,Tim Holmes,Jane Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 7468

The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish. Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes: chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 8278

"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing the News

A Guide for Print Journalists

Author: Walter Fox

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813822488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

View: 2616

The third edition of Writing the News continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing journalists with a clear and concise introduction to the craft of newswriting. In addition to updating and adding to the number of examples from the contemporary press, this new edition includes a section on the increasingly popular narrative form of the news feature and an expanded chapter on news style.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Opinion for Impact

Author: Conrad C. Fink

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: 9780813826066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 2290

Today, newspapers and magazines publish writing very similar in substance, style and structure. Writing Opinion for Impact will therefore be valuable to students of opinion and editorial writing, critical writing, and personalized feature and column writing for newspapers and magazines alike.
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The Associated Press Guide to News Writing

Author: René Jacques Cappon

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780130536792

Category: Journalism

Page: 162

View: 8264

A guide to writing style for all reporters, feature writers, editors, and journalism students. Demonstrates sound professional techniques to give stories clarity, precision and polish.
Posted in Journalism

A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039020

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 3758

This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what they write. More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the Field Guide. In A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experienced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the information glut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk. And, ultimately, how to write.
Posted in Science

Follow the Story

How to Write Successful Nonfiction

Author: James B. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8693

An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Essential English

For Journalists, Editors and Writers

Author: Harold Evans

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 6030

"Demonstrates how to clear whole jungles of vagueness and verbal clutter"--Publisher.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Interviewing

A Guide for Journalists and Writers

Author: Gail Sedorkin,Judy McGregor

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7940

This practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for print and broadcast journalists demonstrates step-by-step how to manage the interview process, including how to prepare, what to do when you don't have time to prepare, the difference between “soft” and “hard” interviews, and how to make the most out of any interview situation.
Posted in Business & Economics

Championship Writing

50 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Author: Paula LaRocque

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780966517637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 3741

A fun-to-read guide to writing well from a beloved writing coach, LaRocque's work gently teaches how to write with creativity and flair.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

News Writing

Author: Anna McKane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 1535

"Deserves to be on every journalism student's reading list and every tutor's book shelf. It is clear, straightforward and scholarly in a very accessible way... bursting with good advice and insight which should benefit all who all read it." - Kate Jenner, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire "A first-class no-nonsense guide to news writing... Anna McKane's wealth of experience both as a journalist and a lecturer in journalism gives News Writing the edge over similar tomes." - Kate Shanahan, Lecturer in Journalism, School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology The ability to hone and craft an eye-catching news story is fundamental to good journalism. It is an essential skill that the young journalist of today must carry with them. The growth of online journalism and the use of social media has meant that the skills required in news writing are evolving, opening up fresh challenges and exciting new possibilities. Anna McKane's News Writing takes you step-by-step through the key aspects of writing news on both print and online platforms, equipping you with all that you need to become an articulate, accurate and engaging journalist. Crucially, the book will show you how to: * create an attention-grabbing intro or first paragraph * structure the content of your story effectively * use the appropriate language. Fully updated to account for the role of online journalism, this second edition guides you through the essentials of website presentation, from headlines and standfirsts to the use of smartphone images and links. An all-new chapter shows you how to use Twitter and online blogs to piece together a winning story, and up-to-date examples and exercises throughout encourage you to pick apart and analyse the techniques used in a variety of recent news stories across a range of platforms. This is the essential workbook to take you through your studies in Journalism and News Writing.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Killed

Great Journalism Too Hot to Print

Author: David Wallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560255819

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

View: 8353

A fascinating compendium of newspaper and magazine articles that were initially censored includes a piece on the 1987 intifada and a dark story about deadbeat fathers, among other stories deemed too politically incorrect or controversial for print. Original.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Math Tools for Journalists

Author: Kathleen Wickham

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780972993746

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 6855

Covers common math concepts such as percentages, statistics, business math, property taxes, polls/surveys, probability, and stocks and bonds.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Next Wave

University Edition: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists

Author: Walt Harrington,Mike Sager

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996490191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

View: 5759

Next Waveis fascinating and beautiful reading for enthusiasts and students of vibrant, you-are-there, literary non-fiction. Each chapter includes a photo, a bio, a personal essay, and an outstanding magazine or newspaper story from a different up-and-coming writer."
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741152869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 1805

A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible.
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Everybody Loves a Good Drought

Stories from India's Poorest Districts

Author: Palagummi Sainath

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140259841

Category: Credit

Page: 470

View: 3125

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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 7965

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Feature Writing

A Practical Introduction

Author: Susan Pape,Sue Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 8586

This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, the book also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. The authors have drawn on their considerable shared experience to provide a solid and engaging grounding in the principles and practice of feature writing. The textbook will explore the possibilities of feature writing, including essential basics, such as: Why journalists become feature writers The difference between news stories and features What features need to contain How to write features The different types of features The text is intended for both those who are studying the media at degree level and those who are wishing to embark on a career in the print industry. It will be invaluable for trainee feature writers.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines