• Language Arts & Disciplines

Good Writing for Journalists


Author: Angela Phillips
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412919173
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 218
View: 8926
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, colorful, or funny. Each piece is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book inspires those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing are introduced, in chapters organized by genre – profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and ‘lifestyle’ among them.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Journalists


Author: Wynford Hicks,Adams Sally,Harriet Gilbert,Tim Holmes,Jane Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394194
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
View: 9538
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.

    • 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: 3985
"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --

    • 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: 1018
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.

    • Social Science

Writing Opinion for Impact


Author: Conrad C. Fink
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780813807515
Category: Social Science
Page: 356
View: 6714
Good editorial writing has the potential to start a war – or avoid one. Is it any wonder event the most experienced journalists find opinion writing important and fascinating? In this fully updated and revised second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact, author Conrad Fink provides the guidance for translating the basics into opinion writing that is reasoned, forceful, responsible, engaging and readable. New to this edition is a stand-alone chapter on Commentary for Cyberspace and Broadcast, with an expanded discussion of writing for online publications, including a discussion of Slate, other Internet services, and blogs. Also new to this edition is the inclusion of full-length editorials complete with the author’s commentaries that elaborate on teaching points from the chapters. These editorial reprints and author commentaries include: editorials from leading newspaper and magazine publications; a political commentary column; a humor column; a sports column; a film review; and columns on business and lifestyle. New or expanded coverage also includes: discussion of plagiarism and outright lying that struck column-writing in recent years; staying fair and balanced in reporting; computer assisted reporting, including Web sites; career progression for columnists; the trend toward campus newspaper columns containing frank sex advice. Aspiring editorial writers and columnists – whether students or journalists in transition – will find the second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact an invaluable guide to the responsibilities, techniques, and art of opinion writing.

    • Journalism

The Associated Press Guide to News Writing


Author: René Jacques Cappon
Publisher: Arco
ISBN: 9780130536792
Category: Journalism
Page: 162
View: 1209
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing News for Broadcast


Author: Edward Bliss,James L. Hoyt
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231079730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 161
View: 2920
Why are living things alive? As a theoretical biologist, Robert Rosen saw this as the most fundamental of all questions-and yet it had never been answered satisfactorily by science. The answers to this question would allow humanity to make an enormous leap forward in our understanding of the principles at work in our world. For centuries, it was believed that the only scientific approach to the question "What is life?" must proceed from the Cartesian metaphor (organism as machine). Classical approaches in science, which also borrow heavily from Newtonian mechanics, are based on a process called "reductionism." The thinking was that we can better learn about an intricate, complicated system (like an organism) if we take it apart, study the components, and then reconstruct the system-thereby gaining an understanding of the whole. However, Rosen argues that reductionism does not work in biology and ignores the complexity of organisms. Life Itself, a landmark work, represents the scientific and intellectual journey that led Rosen to question reductionism and develop new scientific approaches to understanding the nature of life. Ultimately, Rosen proposes an answer to the original question about the causal basis of life in organisms. He asserts that renouncing the mechanistic and reductionistic paradigm does not mean abandoning science. Instead, Rosen offers an alternate paradigm for science that takes into account the relational impacts of organization in natural systems and is based on organized matter rather than on particulate matter alone. Central to Rosen's work is the idea of a "complex system," defined as any system that cannot be fully understood by reducing it to its parts. In this sense, complexity refers to the causal impact of organization on the system as a whole. Since both the atom and the organism can be seen to fit that description, Rosen asserts that complex organization is a general feature not just of the biosphere on Earth-but of the universe itself.

    • Business & Economics

Online Journalism

Reporting, Writing, and Editing for New Media
Author: Richard Craig
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 284
View: 1354
Learn to report, write, and edit for online media with ONLINE JOURNALISM with InfoTrac ! Created specifically with the Internet in mind, this communication text will help you explore the writing opportunities associated with online media. Interviews with online professionals are included throughout the text to give you an idea of exactly what the job of the online journalist entails. A comprehensive Web site helps keep the book up to date and provides additional material, including sound clips of some of the book's interviewees.

    • Business & Economics

Interviewing

A Guide for Journalists and Writers
Author: Gail Sedorkin,Judy McGregor
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781865087016
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
View: 2936
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

News Writing


Author: Anna McKane
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296091
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
View: 6947
"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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism


Author: Christopher K. Passante
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440626294
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 5884
An insider helps money-seekers crack their way into Craigslist! For those short on cash, the free website Craigslist provides a wide range of money-making opportunities, from selling personal items to setting up an entrepreneurial business to finding a new job. This guide provides the best strategies, creative ideas, and inside tips for maximizing the selling, buying, and bartering potential on the Craigslist. ? Maximizes opportunities for the over 500 Craigslist sites worldwide ? Over 40 million U.S. users and 12 billion page views each month, the eighth most-viewed English-language site in the world ? MSNBC report: large increase in items sold on Craigslist, even as economy slows ? A unique focus on money-making opportunities and job search capabilities within Craigslist

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 6127
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.

    • Science

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: 4490
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers


Author: Crawford Gillan,Sir Harold Evans
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446412113
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 2749
Essential English is an indispensable guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organisations. FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED BY CRAWFORD GILLAN RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCIETY OF EDITORS

    • Social Science

Science Journalism

An Introduction
Author: Martin W Angler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317369823
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
View: 9364
Science Journalism: An Introduction gives wide-ranging guidance on producing journalistic content about different areas of scientific research. It provides a step-by-step guide to mastering the practical skills necessary for covering scientific stories and explaining the business behind the industry. Martin W. Angler, an experienced science and technology journalist, covers the main stages involved in getting an article written and published; from choosing an idea, structuring your pitch, researching and interviewing, to writing effectively for magazines, newspapers and online publications. There are chapters dedicated to investigative reporting, handling scientific data and explaining scientific practice and research findings to a non-specialist audience. Coverage in the chapters is supported by reading lists, review questions and practical exercises. The book also includes extensive interviews with established science journalists, scholars and scientists that provide tips on building a career in science journalism, address what makes a good reporter and discuss the current issues they face professionally. The book concludes by laying out the numerous available routes into science journalism, such as relevant writing programs, fellowships, awards and successful online science magazines. For students of journalism and professional journalists at all levels, this book offers an invaluable overview of contemporary science journalism with an emphasis on professional journalistic practice and success in the digital age.

    • Social Science

Journalism in Context

Practice and Theory for the Digital Age
Author: Angela Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113627961X
Category: Social Science
Page: 174
View: 6888
Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in turn what their audiences do with it. Using examples from across the world, as well as from her own research, Angela Phillips uses them to explain complex theoretical concepts. She invites readers to consider how news is influenced by the culture from which it emerges, as well as the way it is paid for and how different countries have approached the problem of ensuring that democracy is served by its media, rather than being undermined by it. Journalism has always been an early adopter of new technologies and the most recent changes are examined in the light of a history in which, although platforms keep on changing, journalism always survives. The questions raised here are important for all students of journalism and all those who believe that journalism matters.

    • Journalism

A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing

The Craft of Clarity
Author: Robert M. Knight
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780813826141
Category: Journalism
Page: 140
View: 6459
The author of this text, a professional journalist, introduces readers to the principles of solid journalistic practice. He addresses wordiness and redundancy, complex and compound sentences, the glory of precision and the embarrassment of misplaced modifiers. Examples are provided throughout.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Journalist's Craft

A Guide to Writing Better Stories
Author: Dennis Jackson,John Sweeney
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159757
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 5698
This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms, and will cover everything from the fundamentals of reporting, writing and revising to more specialized elements like creating rhythm, cadence, and voice; employing dialogue and scene-building; and such devices as foreshadowing, symbols, and metaphors. Contributors are all veteran journalists, including Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, and several Pulitzer Prize-winners.

    • Reference

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets
Author: Naveed Saleh
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637341
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 4962
Offers guidance on successfully writing articles for different markets, covering such topics as style, structure, researching, interviewing, ethics, composing query letters, and pitching ideas.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Editing for the Digital Age


Author: Thom Lieb
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483378411
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
View: 5708
A Balanced Approach for the Modern Writer and Editor Whether working in a traditional newsroom or as a one-person blogging operation, every good writer needs to become his or her own best editor. Editing for the Digital Age provides editors and writers with the tools necessary to ensure that published material is accurate, readable, and complete. Author Thom Lieb provides guidance in copy editing fundamentals, including correcting grammar, conforming the writing to a style guide, and revising material so that it is tightly written and clear. The text is designed for today’s digital publishing landscape and addresses the many issues writers and editors now face on a daily basis—handling legal issues such as liability, copyright, and libel; writing headlines that will attract readers; creating multimedia packages to support an article or post; and using various forms of social media to curate content and connect with audience members. Chapters focus on key areas and themes for editing in the digital age, and "Write Right" writing and grammar exercises are woven into every chapter to progressively build students’ editing skills.