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Writing for Journalists

Writing for Journalists

  • Author: Wynford Hicks,Sally Adams,Harriett Gilbert
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415184452
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 159
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Introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing, using many examples of previously published work, such as stories and reviews from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, periodicals and specialist trade journals.

Writing for Journalists

Writing for Journalists

  • Author: Wynford Hicks,Sally Adams,Harriett Gilbert,Tim Holmes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415460204
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 194
  • View: 5153
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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.

Feature Writing for Journalists

Feature Writing for Journalists

  • Author: Sharon Wheeler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415336345
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 198
  • View: 3631
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Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns. With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.

Good Writing for Journalists

Good Writing for Journalists

  • Author: Angela Phillips
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1848605498
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3786
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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.

English for Journalists

English for Journalists

  • Author: Wynford Hicks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415404204
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 184
  • View: 1991
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Serves as a guide to the basics of English, as well as to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon, which are specific to the language of journalism. It covers the fundamentals of grammar, the use of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing; with each point illustrated by examples.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

  • Author: Rick Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136929630
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9787
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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.

Producing for Web 2.0

Producing for Web 2.0

A student guide

  • Author: Jason Whittaker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134484151
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5814
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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.

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Foundational Skills for a Digital Age

  • Author: Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506344755
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
  • View: 8437
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Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers. Key Features: An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories. “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik

  • Author: William Zinsser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783932909726
  • Category:
  • Page: 236
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Convergent Journalism: An Introduction

Writing and Producing Across Media

  • Author: Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317681592
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 246
  • View: 3596
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Convergent Journalism: An Introduction is a pioneering textbook that will teach you how to master the skills needed to be a journalist in today’s converged media landscape. This book shows you what makes a news story effective, and how to identify the best platform for a particular story, whether it’s the Web, broadcast or print. The bedrock tenets of journalism remain at the core of this book, including information dissemination, storytelling, audience engagement. After establishing these journalism basics, the book goes into great detail on how to tailor a story to meet the needs of various media. Vincent F. Filak has brought this second edition completely up to date through: A thorough reorganization of the chapters, which provides a newer, more practical approach focused on "how to do convergent journalism," rather than simply observing the current state of converged media. A number of new pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, including examples, exercises, breakout boxes and more. Coverage of additional topics such as issues of law and ethics in digital media, and also writing for mobile platforms and social media. A companion website with links to additional examples of quality text, images and multimedia for students, as well as an instructor site with a test bank, suggested exercises and discussion questions.

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Print, Digital & Social

  • Author: Tim Holmes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136500693
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 278
  • View: 6695
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The new edition of Subediting and Production for Journalists is a concise, clear and contemporary introduction to the skills required for subediting newspapers, magazines and websites. Tim Holmes describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of print to the modern era of the internet browser and social media, and explores the many challenges for the sub working today. Using numerous practical examples drawn from print and online, Subediting and Production for Journalists introduces the various techniques employed by the sub to help make the written word stand out on the page, including: subbing news and features for sense and style writing headlines and sells making copy legally safe understanding production, using software packages and content management systems editing and rewriting stories for online publication creating suitable page furniture for websites handling and sizing pictures digitally handling audio and video. Subediting and Production for Journalists is the perfect guide for all those with an interest in subbing in today’s multimedia environments, as well as anyone wanting to see their words come to life.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

  • Author: Rick Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0203845773
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 200
  • View: 7451
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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.

Reporting in a Multimedia World

Reporting in a Multimedia World

An introduction to core journalism skills

  • Author: Barbara Alysen,Mandy Oakham,Roger Patching,Gail Sedorkin
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 9781742694573
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2112
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Every journalist must be able to conduct an interview and write snappy copy. No matter what field they are working in journalists also need to be able to wield a digital recorder, take photographs, talk to camera convincingly and create content for online delivery. Reporting in a Multimedia World offers a thorough overview of the core skills journalists need for the 21st century. The authors show how to generate story ideas, handle interviews, write for different audiences, and edit your own copy. They explain the basics of news photography and broadcast media, the requirements of different digital platforms and the challenges of user generated content. They also look at professional issues: the use of social media by journalists, legal and ethical issues, and career strategies. Thoroughly revised to reflect the rapid changes in media as a result of digital technologies, and written in a lively style with case studies and tips from experienced journalists, Reporting in a Multimedia World is an ideal introduction to an exciting and demanding profession. 'Theoretical and practical aspects of journalism are perfectly matched, making it an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.' - Padma Iyer in AsiaPacific MediaEducator

Understanding Journalism

Understanding Journalism

  • Author: Lynette Sheridan Burns
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446271595
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1381
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The new era of Google, Twitter and Facebook has fundamentally shifted the journalist's relationship with the audience. To navigate these new realities, it is imperative for journalism students to master skills in cross-platform writing, and understand the implications on their communication decisions. This second edition of Understanding Journalism tackles these changes head-on. It integrates media and cultural theory with the step-by-step development of writing skills to give students the techniques and the savvy they need to succeed. Bigger and better, this new edition includes: A new chapter on who journalists are in the social media age Reorganization of journalism skills chapters to bring writing and editing to the fore Full coverage and examples on Twitter, social media, SMS formats In-depth exploration of the ethical issues raised by new media platforms All new exercises, case scenarios and further readings It is the essential guide for all students of journalism.

Journalism Online

Journalism Online

  • Author: Mike Ward
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136029699
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4670
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Journalism Online tackles the pressing question of how to apply fundamental journalism skills to the online medium. It provides an essential guide to the Internet as a research and publishing tool. In particular, it examines how to forge key journalism skills with the distinctive qualities of the World Wide Web to provide compelling web content. Trainee and practicing online journalists will learn: - core journalism skills of identifying, collecting, selecting and presenting news and information; - multimedia skills such as audio recording and editing; - online research methods including use of search tools, newsgroups and listservs; - story construction and writing for the Web; - an introduction to HTML; - web site design for the effective use of content. Journalism Online takes the best of the 'new' and 'old' media to provide an essential primer for this emerging discipline. Leading web designers such as Jakob Nielsen rub shoulders with established journalists like Harold Evans in the search for clear guidance in this rapidly developing field. It also provides a useful insight for non-news organisations into how to prepare and present effective web content and avoid the deepest pitfall of the online world - being ignored. Supplementary resources can be found on the book's supporting web site www.journalismonline.co.uk, which features additional exercises, useful links and reviews.

Writing Feature Articles

Writing Feature Articles

  • Author: Brendan Hennessy
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136025537
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 416
  • View: 6406
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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

The Writer's Bible

The Writer's Bible

Digital and Print Media: Skills, Promotion, and Marketing for Novelists, Playwrights, and Script Writers. Writing Entertainment Content for the New and Print Media.

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532000553
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: N.A
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The Writer's Bible is a popular textbook, guide, and mentor to fiction, entertainment, and nonfiction writers in the new and print media. The book helps writers write their business plan as well as acquire skills. It's a career planning and writing-skills textbook and a popular book for authors headed for print-on-demand and traditional publishers as well as the electronic media. If you write fiction, nonfiction, drama, learning materials, multimedia, and digital media or for the Internet, you'll find the information in this book useful and timely. Here's how to be your own manuscript doctor and mentor, plan your writing career, acquire the skills to turn your writing into salable work, and acquire knowledge of how print-on-demand publishing works compared to traditional publishing, whether you write for the Internet and the new media (digital media) or for traditional publishing companies or yourself. Plan your writing career and get the skills you'll need to move ahead in the current atmosphere of the literary arena and the world of information dissemination and re-packaging. Every writer needs a Bible and role models as well as a map to navigate places that buy author's works.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

  • Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527412115
  • Category: Democracy and science
  • Page: 389
  • View: 9796
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Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

So You Want To Be A Journalist?

So You Want To Be A Journalist?

  • Author: Bruce Grundy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139461400
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book is a practical, hands-on guide to the world of journalism, particularly for the beginner. It contains step-by-step instructions on writing for the news media, and practical advice and suggestions on all facets of reporting. It covers the basic skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and feature material, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design, the essentials of grammar, the law, and ethical and professional behaviour. The book uses numerous examples to demonstrate its points. It relies almost exclusively on the excellent work of student reporters to show what young people can achieve, despite not having the resources of large news organisations behind them. The book also highlights the efforts of some of the hundreds of students who have worked with the author over many years to produce fine examples of writing and reporting in the very best traditions of journalism.

Specialist Journalism

Specialist Journalism

  • Author: Barry Turner,Richard Orange
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415582849
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 216
  • View: 8196
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Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine