Good Writing for Journalists

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848605498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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'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.

Writing for Journalists

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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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.

Writing for Journalists

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

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415460204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Covers the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message. This book includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style; how to write a news story which is informative; and tips on feature writing, from researching profiles to writing product round-ups.

Journalism in Context

Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113627961X

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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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.

A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing

The Craft of Clarity

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813826141

Category: Journalism

Page: 140

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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.

Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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

Broadcast News

Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024080659X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 507

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"Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, technologies, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing for broadcast journalism. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, this book contains writing samples from some of the most famous broadcast journalists, including Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Charles Osgood, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld, who also discuss how they write and report."--BOOK JACKET.

A Field Guide for Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195174984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

Writing the News

A Guide for Print Journalists

Author: Walter Fox

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813822488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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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.

Journalism

The Essentials of Writing and Reporting

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 9780719809859

Category:

Page: 224

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Journalism shows you how to write quickly and expertly for all major forms of journalistic writing today. Whether producing a snappy headline or reporting a full length news story, piecing together a ‘feature’ or compiling a blog, this book will guide you through the pitfalls and inspire you to write better. Written by an experienced journalist, the book outlines the principles of journalistic writing, then illustrates these with examples of good – and not-so-good – practice from the real world, helping you to hone your writing skills for both print and online media. Learn how to craft text like the professionals, with advice on everything from how to write compelling prose to getting your first job in journalism. This book is a ‘must- read’ for all practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

Interviewing

A Guide for Journalists and Writers

Author: Gail Sedorkin,Judy McGregor

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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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.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136929630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.

Writing News for Broadcast

Author: Edward Bliss,James L. Hoyt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231079730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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The authoritative guide to writing for the broadcast medium.

Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers

Author: Crawford Gillan,Sir Harold Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446412113

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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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

Producing for Web 2.0

A student guide

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134484151

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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Web Production for Writers and Journalists is a clear and practical guide to planning, setting up and managing a website. Supported by a regularly updated and comprehensive website at www.producing.routledge.com, the book includes: *illustrated examples of good page design and site content *online support tutorials and information at www.producing.routledge.com *advice on content, maintenance, and how to use sites effectively *an extensive list of resources and Internet terminology. Now written specifically for journalists and writers, the second edition includes: *a comprehensive section on how ethics and regulation affect web producers *tutorials for the main applications used by web producers today *information on incorporating Flash and video into a website *guides to good practice for students of journalism, broadcasting and media studies.

Writing with Spirit

A Journalistic Guide to Effective Writing

Author: Lois Sweet

Publisher: Oakville, ON : Castle Quay Books

ISBN: 9781894860215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Serves as a resource tool that aims to help you to sharpen the writing skills. This book is intended for writers of all levels and specifically written with Canadian Christians in mind.

The Universal Journalist

Author: David Randall

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713595

Category: Journalism

Page: 225

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Irrespective of language or culture, good journalists share a common commitment to the search for truth, often in far from ideal circumstances. With this assertion, David Randall emphasises that good journalism does not only concern universal objectives, it must also involve the acquisition of a range of skills that will empower journalists to operate in an industry where ownership, technology and information are constantly changing. This acclaimed handbook challenges old attitudes, procedures and techniques of journalism. This fully updated edition includes new sections on handling numbers and statistics, computer-assisted reporting and writing for the Web, as well as an extensively revised chapter on what makes a good reporter, and a new section on sources. Now, more than ever, this handbook is an invaluable guide to the 'universals' of good journalistic practice for professional and trainee journalists world-wide.

Introduction to Journalism

Author: Carole Fleming

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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An Introduction to Journalism examines the skills needed to work as a journalist in newspapers, television, radio, and online. This book provides case studies as a guide to researching stories, interviewing, and writing for each medium, as well as recording material for both radio and television. It offers a wide range of comments and tips on the best way to approach stories and includes interviews with journalists working on a variety of news outlets, from the BBC to weekly newspapers.

Practising Journalism

Values, Constraints, Implications

Author: Nalini Rajan

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132102614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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Practising Journalism brings together experts from the field of journalism: journalists; freelance writers; lectures; and media practitioners to provide a comprehensive collection of current articles. Offering a unique view of the way journalism is both practiced and taught, this book is divided into four section: core values in journalism; specialisation within the craft; the constraints of practice and implications for the future. It covers areas including: gender and identity in the popular press; sports journalism; urban reporting; embedded journalism; censorship; and alternative media. This book is essential reading for students of journalism and all those considering a career in the field.

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Print, Digital & Social

Author: Wynford Hicks,Tim Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136369856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do. Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes: *house style explained with model stylebook provided *examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clichés and pronoun confusion *subbing news and features for sense and style *editing quotes and readers' letters *projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts *checking pictures and writing captions *principles and methods of proofreading *making copy legally safe *understanding production and using software packages *website subbing *a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading