Composition for Newswriters

A One-semester Course : Senior High School Journalism

Author: Journalism Association of Ohio Schools

Publisher: N.A


Category: High schools

Page: 40

View: 9296


Newswriting for the electronic media

principles, examples, applications

Author: Daniel E. Garvey,William L. Rivers

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534010690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9517

Explains how stories are selected, written, and edited, and discusses leads, special writing techniques, interviews, features, and documentaries

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

View: 4839

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.

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: 7735

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!

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

View: 2200

From the editors and reporters of United Press International - an authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing

Writing and Producing Television News

Author: Eric K. Gormly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813812991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

View: 544

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.


The Secret of Making Your Facts Fall Into Place

Author: Bob Baker

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780321087560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

View: 2975

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.

Writing Broadcast News

Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781566250849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 5582

"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.

Air Words: Writing for Broadcast News

Author: John Hewitt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780767427142

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 5185

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

Write Faster, Write Better

Author: David Fryxell

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582972862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7419

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!

Writing Tools

50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316028400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8327

A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available. Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.

School Newspaper Adviser's Survival Guide

Author: Patricia Osborn

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 8274

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.

All the News

Writing and Reporting for Convergent Media

Author: Thom Lieb

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131345058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 5483

This newswriting book is the first of its kind as it aims to teach readers how to work in a convergent newsroom where they are required to report in print, online, radio and television formats. Readers will learn about ethics, being a responsible journalist and how to cover an increasingly diverse population–all while mastering the mechanics of communicating through different media.


from lead to "30"

Author: William Metz

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

View: 9610


English for Journalists

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135012725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

View: 961

English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential aspects of writing, from reporting speech to the house styles and jargon central to the language of journalism. Written in a highly accessible and engaging style, English for Journalists covers the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing, with all points illustrated through a series of concise and illuminating examples. The book features practical, easy to follow rules, the correct and incorrect ways to report stories, and examples of common mistakes and problem words in journalistic writing. The twentieth anniversary edition adds a new introduction to the work from author Wynford Hicks, as well as updated examples throughout to improve accessibility, and a revised first chapter on the state of English today. This is an essential guide to written English for all practicing journalists and students of journalism today.

The Public and the Private

Issues of Democratic Citizenship

Author: Gurpreet Mahajan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761997023

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 2305

Papers presented at the Workshop: the Public and the Private Democratic Citizenship in a Comparative Perspective, held at New Delhi during 2-4 November 2000.

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse

Author: Brian Cowan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133502

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 493

What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.