Composition for Newswriters

A One-semester Course : Senior High School Journalism

Author: Journalism Association of Ohio Schools

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: High schools

Page: 40

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UPI Style Book & Guide to Newswriting

Author: Harold Martin,Bruce Cook,United Press International

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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From the editors and reporters of United Press International - an authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing
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That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America

Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625609X

Category: History

Page: 352

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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.
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Grammar For People Who Hate Rules

Killer Tips From The Ruthless Editor

Author: Kathleen A Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997664607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 7411

In today's digital world, grammar mistakes last forever. Write it right the first time with Kathleen Watson's Grammar for People Who Hate Rules. Packed with word and punctuation tips, this book is perfect for improving your writing at school, at work - everywhere clear communication matters. Write and speak with authority and confidence!
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Newsthinking

The Secret of Making Your Facts Fall Into Place

Author: Bob Baker

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780321087560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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Written by an experienced editor and reporter, Newsthinking's unique approach to writing and real-world newsroom flavor combine to offer readers an exciting way to improve their newswriting. This book uses a brisk, conversational style to teach readers how to develop an individualized, more sophisticated organization routine for beginning the writing process. It is uniquely devoted to the writer's mental organization-the moments between the last scrawl in the reporter's notebook and the first stroke at the keyboard. Newsthinking brings years of experience and insight to readers and provides practical strategies for crafting great journalism. For beginning journalists, or anyone interested in improving their writing techniques.
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Sound Reporting

The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production

Author: Jonathan Kern

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611175X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively. Whatever the case—whether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or both—Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster. Jonathan Kern, who has trained NPR’s on-air staff for years, is a gifted guide, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth. Along the way, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity. Best of all—because NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voices—lively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter. As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can. With today’s technologies allowing more people to turn their home computers into broadcast studios, Sound Reporting couldn’t have arrived at a better moment to reveal the secrets behind the story of NPR’s success.
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Girl Waits with Gun

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544409612

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A National Bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A September 2015 Indie Next Pick A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy" One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall" From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. “A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness.” — Elizabeth Gilbert Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!
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Writing and Producing Television News

Author: Eric K. Gormly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813812991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

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The single universal bit of advice that working journalists give students is "learn to write well". Solid writing is the key to any successful and solid broadcast news operation. In Writing and Producing Television News, Second Edition author Eric Gormly uses contemporary news events as an engaging backdrop to teach students the fundamentals of writing news for television and cable. Author Gormly draws on his extensive background as a television journalist to explain how real newsrooms work. The text reviews basic grammar, introduces students to industry-specific terminology and the particular rules for TV newswriting, appraises the basics of a television news story, and reveals how television writing differs from writing for other media. The core of the book develops various story formats, and gives step-by-step instruction on how to transform basic information into properly scripted, solid stories. Included in this edition are the latest in script formatting; an in-depth look at new writing styles; interviews with and observations of working journalists from major television markets; an expanded chapter detailing the process of producing a television newscast; and up-to-date information about applying for jobs and internships in today's television marketplace. Newly expanded, packed with student exercises for hands-on learning, and fully illustrated with photos, line drawings, and charts, Writing and Producing Television News, Second Edition prepares students to perform from the moment they hit the newsroom.
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Air Words: Writing for Broadcast News

Author: John Hewitt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780767427142

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Airwords is a hands-on workbook with numerous exercises and writing examples that focuses on developing writing skills for broadcast news.
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Journalism

Principles and Practice

Author: Tony Harcup

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473918138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781446274095) To find out more and for a preview of the new edition visit https://study.sagepub.com/journalism Journalism: Principles & Practice remains the essential textbook for all students of journalism. With each print copy of the new third edition, you receive FREE access to the interactive eBook edition offering on-the-go access to a wealth of digital resources including video tutorials from the author. This book is the must-have guide to everything you need to know about how journalism works. The new edition is fully updated to cover the new essentials: social media, the impact of Twitter, and the need for an ethical approach. This book will equip you with all the skills and savvy you need to become the resourceful yet ethical journalists of the future. New and improved features will help you: Get to grips with the huge impact of social and mobile media on how we gather information and tell stories Grasp the rights and wrongs of journalism with a new chapter on ethics and regulation Learn how to make the most of your skills with tips from journalists such as Cathy Newman and Andrew Norfolk Think through ‘what would you do?' in a new feature that takes you into the real world of journalism at the end of every chapter This new edition retains its innovative two-column structure, stylishly blending theory and practice. As relevant to the newsroom as the seminar room, it is the one book you will need to take you through your degree and into your career as a journalist. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
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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
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Writing Broadcast News

Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781566250849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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"A masterly work . . . the best." -Adj. Prof. David C. Frailey, Southern Merhodist University Thoroughly revised & greatly expanded, this new edition is even more helpful than the classic first edition. The 1997 revision of Writing Broadcast News - Shorter, Sharper, Stronger is 40 percent longer - & even richer & smoother. Best of all, it is readable - & enjoyable. And, for writers who apply its expert tips, profitable. Writing Broadcast News (1997) was written for working newspeople, & it has been widely accepted in the broadcasting industry as a professional handbook. Many college teachers have adopted it as a textbook.
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Industrial Relations

Bloomfield's Labor Digest

Author: Meyer Bloomfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial relations

Page: N.A

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The Drunken Botanist

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201045

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 9397

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
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School Newspaper Adviser's Survival Guide

Author: Patricia Osborn

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Packed with tested tips, techniques and time-savers--including over 100 reproducible exercises, forms and letters--School Newspaper Adviser's Survival Guide helps you in all aspects of the job--from organizing staff and workspace, and handling production details, to training students in good newswriting style and the journalistic approach. Four sections cover staff organization and mission, newswriting, layout, and time management.
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.
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Write Faster, Write Better

Author: David Fryxell

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582972862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Expert advice for writing faster and writing better! &break;&break;Every writer has felt the pressure of a deadline. Writing is a challenge: there are the problems of getting started, feelings of writer's block, and numerous interruptions lying between you and a finished piece. This book is your guide to getting through that obstacle course with success. &break;&break;In Write Faster, Write Better, author and editor David A. Fryxell shares his secrets for writing faster while boosting your creativity and the quality of your work. He guides you step-by-step through the writing process to help you create a publishable manuscript in less time. You'll learn how to: &break;&break; Organize your time, ideas and files&break; Find your focus&break; Develop story-worthy ideas&break; Think like an editor&break; Use smart internet search strategies&break; Pull it all together to beat writer's block&break; Write faster fiction, nonfiction, scripts and humor &break;&break;Each chapter is full of rich examples to help you put Fryxell's principles into practice. You'll find specific exercises to help you start writing faster in your own work and overcome the challenges you face. Liberate yourself today with the proven techniques found inside Write Faster, Write Better!
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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students

Helpful, Descriptive, Precise Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every High School and College Student Should Know How to Use

Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilaqua,Justin Cord Hayes,Burton Jay Nadler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440573093

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 8566

The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing assignment. Unlike other titles that simply list related terms for each entry, this volume offers a pronunciation guide, definition, and a sample sentence for every word you look up, as well as for each of the synonyms under that entry. It also features hundreds of useful terms every student should know, making it the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on an essay or presentation. With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students at your side, you'll impress your teachers and advance straight to the head of the class!
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