Effective feature writing

Author: Clay Schoenfeld,Karen S. Diegmueller

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Effective feature writing

how to write articles that sell

Author: Clay Schoenfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authorship

Page: 429

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Feature Writing

A Practical Introduction

Author: Susan Pape,Sue Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787813X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, the book also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. The authors have drawn on their considerable shared experience to provide a solid and engaging grounding in the principles and practice of feature writing. The textbook will explore the possibilities of feature writing, including essential basics, such as: Why journalists become feature writers The difference between news stories and features What features need to contain How to write features The different types of features The text is intended for both those who are studying the media at degree level and those who are wishing to embark on a career in the print industry. It will be invaluable for trainee feature writers.
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The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452261589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135618755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. This fourth edition gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. Three primary aspects of feature writing are emphasized: introduction and writing skills/basics, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications that illustrate points made in the text. Professional Feature Writing provides a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors. Emphasizing writing values that will strengthen a new writer's journalistic practices, readers will gain insights and expertise from the narrative, the advice of professionals, and current writing examples. The book offers lists of tips, observations, in-depth looks at both young and veteran writers, guidelines, sources, and story ideas. As such, this volume is a solid tour of the forms and approaches to feature writing. Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is written for advanced students, and is filled with practical advice for writing a wide variety of features.
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Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This fully revised and updated edition of Feature and Magazine Writing covers everything from finding original ideas to locating expert sources. With fresh perspectives and advice from professional writers and editors, this colorfully-written introduction is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer. Includes chapters on connecting content to the calendar, writing for online publications, trends, issues and controversies, and writing dramatic stories New chapters in this edition include 'How To Find A Magazine Job', 'Last Chance: The Final Draft', and 'Writing for Trades, Associations and Organizations' New sections in this edition include 'Improving Your Pizzazz and 'Original Research = Original Articles'
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The Survival Guide To Journalism

Author: Synge, Dan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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The Survival Guide to Journalism is aimed not only at undergraduate and post-graduate students of Journalism, but indeed anyone from any background who is interested in making a living (full or part-time) either through their writing and editorial ability. In it you'll find some traditional journalistic principles as well as up-to-date information on where the best opportunities are today. My advice is deliberately hands-on and straight to the point, and I have included useful tips from top working professionals. There are exercises to try out and short Q&A sessions to help clear up any uncertainties there may be about each chapter. Where possible, I have included useful links and contacts to organisations that specialise in helping aspiring journalists to survive through those difficult first months and years. Because it pays to have the right survival skills, The Survival Guide to Journalism sums up the state of the industry today and how to establish yourself in it, as well as including practical guidelines on news and feature writing. The Survival Guide to Journalism concentrates on freelance journalism with the emphasis on practicalities such as sending an invoice or dealing with tax issues. More specialist areas of writing have also been covered such as arts reviewing, travel writing and blogging and the book highlights some of the exciting opportunities created by new media.
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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.
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The Essentials of Sports Reporting and Writing

Author: Scott Reinardy,Wayne Wanta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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In The Essentials of Sports Reporting and Writing, authors Scott Reinardy and Wayne Wanta employ their own professional experience as sports writers and editors to give students a useful and practical view of the sports writing profession. The text is divided into readily digestible sections, covering essential topics such as types of stories; background and preparation; interviewing; the beginning stages of writing; and conclusion writing. Through real-life examples, readers learn the in-and-outs of writing columns, advances and follows, sidebars, profiles, and features, as well as the stylistic and ethical considerations that go into writing sports content. New to the second edition are: "Professional Perspectives" where working sports journalists give their insiders’ look at the work they do. A chapter on the intricacies of international event reporting A chapter providing an honest view of what life as a sport journalist entails. A companion website also accompanies the text. It includes supplemental materials for students and pedagogical support for instructors, including slide presentations, quizzes, and sample assignments. Intended for journalism students planning a career in sports reporting, this text offers key insights on the practical and personal aspects of the work.
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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 --
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Effective Writing in the Public Sector

Author: John W. Swain,Kathleen Dolan Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317472276

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Intended for both students and practitioners in public administration who want to communicate more effectively with a variety of audiences, this book offers clear, easy-to-understand guidelines on how to write more clearly, concisely, and coherently, as well as correctly. It covers the basics of good English and applies those basics to general forms (such as memos, letters, and e-mails) and more specific forms (such as newsletters, proposals, budget justifications, and rules) used in the public sector.
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Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329992601

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Page: 51

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The Investment Writing Handbook

How to Craft Effective Communications to Investors

Author: Assaf Kedem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119356733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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The writing "bible" for financial professionals The Investment Writing Handbook provides practical, accessible guidance for crafting more effective investor communications. Written by an award-winning writer, editor, and speechwriter, this book explains the principles and conventions that help writing achieve its purpose; whether you need to inform, educate, persuade, or motivate, you'll become better-equipped to develop a broad range of communications and literature for investor consumption. Examples from real-world financial institutions illustrate expert execution, while explanations and advice targeted specifically toward investor relations give you the help you need quickly. From white papers and investment commentary to RFPs, product literature, and beyond, this book is the financial writer's "bible" that you should keep within arm's reach. Investment writing is one of the primary influences on investors' attitudes. It educates, informs decisions, shapes opinions, and drives behavior—so shouldn't it be expertly-crafted to achieve its intended goal? This book explains the "tricks of the trade" to help you get your message across. Understand the principles of effective investor communication Master the conventions of informative and persuasive writing Examine well-written sample documents from real-world institutions Improve research papers, presentations, investor letters, marketing literature, and more Virtually all firms with investors as clients need to communicate to them regularly, but few financial professionals receive formal training in investor communications. When investors' opinions, attitudes, and actions determine the health of your company, it is vitally important that these communications not be left to chance. The Investment Writing Handbook provides essential guidance and clear explanations to help you transform your communication strategy, execution, and results.
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Writing Feature Articles

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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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. * Write effective articles for a variety of media using this bestselling guide * Gain practical and in-depth guidance to successful writing and publishing * Update your skills with new sections on writing for online publications and computer-aided research
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Can Do Writing

The Proven Ten-Step System for Fast and Effective Business Writing

Author: Daniel Graham,Judith Graham

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470470091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A simple, ten-step system for mastering the art of effective, persuasive business or technical writing "The Grahams' system is the best way to transform data and ideas into meaningful information necessary to make profitable decisions. Their system works every time." —Steven Laposa, PhD, MBA, Loveland Commercial Endowed Chair in Real Estate, Colorado State University "The Grahams' straightforward program helps my teams create clear and concise reports, letters, and other documents with minimal effort. I want this program to become the standard for my teams." —Bill Walter, Senior Vice President, Government and Infrastructure Division, KBR "The Can Do Writing system made my career! I used it to write a winning business plan and proposal, and now I use it every day for all communications. Can Do Writing provides valuable insights into business and management as well as writing techniques." —Christian Robey, President, DC Progress You may be an expert at what you do, but if you can't communicate effectively in writing it may not matter. For scientists, businesspeople, and professionals in fields from engineering to public relations, the art of writing well can be a vital key to professional success. Luckily, you don't need an English degree to produce top-class writing. If you're one of the millions of people who have to write clear, persuasive, understandable documents for your job, Can Do Writing is for you. Whether you're writing a business plan, a scientific paper, a press release, or anything else, this simple, straightforward guide will show you how to do it quickly, with style and confidence. You'll learn how to: Understand your audience and subject matter Develop a simple, five-part purpose statement to keep you on track Organize your main points into a coherent, sensible order Edit your work for clarity, coherence, organization, and logic Economize your words to craft a concise, powerful document Make your documents easily readable for any audience
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Writing for story

craft secrets of dramatic nonfiction by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

Author: Jon Franklin

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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It's the new nonfiction: the creative hybrid combining the readability and excitement of fiction with the best of expository prose; the innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. In this book, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story shares his secrets.
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E-Writing

21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication

Author: Dianna Booher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743412583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 387

View: 5886

Addresses the need for excellent writing skills required by electronic communication, and discusses e-mail etiquette, editing, grammar, style, and technical reports.
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Technology For Mass Media

Author: Dr. Venkat Rao Palati

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312406208

Category:

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