Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle, and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 1015

A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.
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The art of feature writing

from newspaper features and magazine articles to commentary

Author: Earl R. Hutchison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn from a variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material. With the encouraging voice of an experienced teacher, Hutchison imparts sensible advice on both the craft of writing and the more practical concerns of a freelancer. The book is enhanced by rich pedagogical features including key points, chapter summaries and numerous exercises. From writing a lead that sings to the income tax implications of a freelance career, The Art of Feature Writing helps students generate compelling copy as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the career of a writer.
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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines

The Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander,John Lee

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205484669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. This bookhelps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. It includes advice and examples from award-winning writers–28 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. World-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than two decades.
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Watch Your Words

A Writing and Editing Handbook for the Multimedia Age

Author: Marda Dunsky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442253444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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The fourth edition of Watch Your Words incorporates current Associated Press style and a new guide to basic editing principles. As an accessible handbook for mastering baseline knowledge of punctuation, grammar, and usage, it is ideal for quick use in the classroom and the newsroom.
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The Magazine Century

American Magazines Since 1900

Author: David E. Sumner

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 560

"Taking a page from the legendary magazine publisher Henry Luce, who termed the twentieth century `the American century,' David E. Sumner aptly adapts his magazine history book and names it The Magazine Century. The book scans the magazines of the twentieth century and provides the reader with a carefully crafted buffet of historical nuggets---enough to engage its audience with an amazing experience that leaves them satisfied and wanting more at the same time. The love affair with magazines that this book offers is a historical asset to anyone thinking of starting, studying, or even dreaming about launching a new magazine. It is the cornerstone of our past, from which we can live our present and better prepare for our future. A must-read for anyone who ever doubts the power of magazines and their place in our history."---Samir Husni, Professor of Journalism and Director, Magazine Innovation Center, University of Mississippi --
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American Media History

Author: Anthony Fellow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111134812X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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AMERICAN MEDIA HISTORY, THIRD EDITION, is a lively, engaging text that focuses on the development of the American media and its impact on society. Each chapter centers on the development of a particular medium. The narrative incorporates brief biographies of important media figures, first-person accounts of experiences with the media, and primary materials to keep students engrossed in the content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write articles - from listicles to longform

Author: Matthew Ricketson,Caroline Graham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925575098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Good writing engages as it informs and feature journalism offers writers the opportunity to tell deep, affecting stories that look beyond the immediate mechanics of who, what, where and when and explore the more difficult-and more rewarding- questions: how and why? Whether you're a blogger, a news journalist or an aspiring lifestyle reporter, a strong voice and a fresh, informed perspective remain in short supply and strong demand; this book will help you craft the kind of narratives people can't wait to share on their social media feeds. Writing Feature Stories established a reputation as a comprehensive, thought-provoking and engaging introduction to researching and writing feature stories. This second edition is completely overhauled to reflect the range of print and digital feature formats, and the variety of online, mobile and traditional media in which they appear. This hands-on guide explains how to generate fresh ideas; research online and offline; make the most of interviews; sift and sort raw material; structure and write the story; edit and proofread your work; find the best platform for your story; and pitch your work to editors. 'A wide-ranging, much-needed master class for anyone who tells true yarns in this fast-changing journalistic marketplace' - Bruce Shapiro, Columbia University 'Useful and thought provoking' - Margaret Simons, journalist and author 'A must read for any digital storyteller who wants to write emotive, engaging, believable content.' - Nidhi Dutt, foreign correspondent
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The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

Author: Sid Holt,The American Society of Magazine Editors

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231543646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 5249

This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative explanation of how programming works, and "The Really Big One," by Kathryn Schulz (The New Yorker), which exposes just how unprepared the Pacific Northwest is for a major earthquake. Joining them are Meaghan Winter's exposé of crisis pregnancy centers (Cosmopolitan) and a chilling story of police prejudice that allowed a serial rapist to run free (the Marshall Project in partnership with ProPublica). Also included is Shane Smith's interview with Barack Obama about mass incarceration (Vice). Other selections demonstrate a range of long-form styles and topics across print and digital publications. The imprisoned hacker and activist Barrett Brown pens hilarious dispatches from behind bars, including a scathing review of Jonathan Franzen's fiction (The Intercept). "The New American Slavery" (Buzzfeed) documents the pervasive exploitation of guest workers, and Luke Mogelson explores the purgatorial fate of an undocumented man sent back to Honduras (New York Times Magazine). Joshua Hammer harrowingly portrays Sierra Leone's worst Ebola ward as even the staff succumb to the disease (Matter). And in "The Friend," Matthew Teague's wife is afflicted with cancer, his friend moves in, and the result is a devastating narrative of relationships and death (Esquire). The collection concludes with Jenny Zhang's "How It Feels," an unconventional meditation on the intersection of teenage cruelty and art (Poetry).
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The Accidental Life

An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers

Author: Terry McDonell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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An Amazon Best Book of 2016 A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he’s known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny—playing “acid golf” with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an expert’s practical advice on how to recruit—and keep—high-profile talent; what makes a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works, and what it takes to write well. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to today’s digital landscape, McDonell argues that the need for clear storytelling from trustworthy news sources has never been stronger. Says Jeffrey Eugenides: “Every time I run into Terry, I think how great it would be to have dinner with him. Hear about the writers he's known and edited over the years, what the magazine business was like back then, how it's changed and where it's going, inside info about Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Annie Proulx, old New York, and the Swimsuit issue. That dinner is this book.”
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The Best American Magazine Writing 2017

Author: Sid Holt,American Society of Magazine Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231181594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 522

View: 3480

Published: New York, NY: Perennial, 2002-
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Writers' Handbook 2018

Author: firstwriter.com

Publisher: JP&A Dyson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 424

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The 2018 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,400 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2017 edition, and nearly 400 brand new entries. • 90 pages of literary agent listings – that’s nearly as much as the Writer’s Market (55 pages) and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (39 pages) combined! • 108 pages of book publisher listings, compared to just 89 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. • 90 pages of magazine listings – over 35% more than the 66 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. All in a book that is 40% cheaper than the Writer’s Market ($29.99 RRP), and more than 50% cheaper than the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (£25.00 RRP). Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers. International markets become more accessible than ever, with listings that cover both the main publishing centres of New York and London, as well as markets in other English speaking countries. With more and more agents, publishers, and magazines accepting submissions online, this international outlook is now more important than ever. There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. By including only what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings than its competitors, at a substantially lower price. The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2019. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more. “I know firsthand how lonely and dispiriting trying to find an agent and publisher can be. So it's great to find a resource like firstwriter.com that provides contacts, advice and encouragement to aspiring writers. I've been recommending it for years now!” ~ Robin Wade; literary agent at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency Ltd, and long-term firstwriter.com subscriber
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Economics Writing

Author: Stephen Eaton Hume

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780555003268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Economics Writing is a guide for students who want to learn effective economics writing–that is, writing that is clear, concise, and persuasive. The text collects engaging papers by professional economists, originally published in sources such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and academic journals. It also includes papers written by undergraduate economics students, as well as resource lists identifying economics websites, blogs, research sites, books, and movies that have economics content. Meant as a guide for both writers and readers, Economics Writing shows why economics writing is so popular and why it helps people understand the world. The wide range of essays and articles show students how to write, while the listed blogs, websites, and books and movies place economics in a contemporary cultural context. Furthermore, the introductions to the student essays explain, sometimes in the students' own words, the challenges they faced in writing the essays and why they chose their topics. Appendices with key word lists, pages for students to write summaries, and editing checklists for writing an economics research paper, round out the book's utility for economics undergraduates. Features Collected essays feature example papers by undergraduates, as well as articles from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and various academic journals. Appendices form a handy research and editing resource for both graduate and undergraduate students writing an academic paper. Enterprising readers will find short lists of websites, novels, books, and movies that have economics content. Most essays apply economics to the real world and consider current economic problems; whether dealing with the Cuban embargo, child labour, queuing, species invasion, or climate change, all have economics thinking at their core, employing economic models, data sets, or equations.
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Editing for the Digital Age

Author: Thom Lieb

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483378411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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A Balanced Approach for the Modern Writer and Editor Whether working in a traditional newsroom or as a one-person blogging operation, every good writer needs to become his or her own best editor. Editing for the Digital Age provides editors and writers with the tools necessary to ensure that published material is accurate, readable, and complete. Author Thom Lieb provides guidance in copy editing fundamentals, including correcting grammar, conforming the writing to a style guide, and revising material so that it is tightly written and clear. The text is designed for today’s digital publishing landscape and addresses the many issues writers and editors now face on a daily basis—handling legal issues such as liability, copyright, and libel; writing headlines that will attract readers; creating multimedia packages to support an article or post; and using various forms of social media to curate content and connect with audience members. Chapters focus on key areas and themes for editing in the digital age, and "Write Right" writing and grammar exercises are woven into every chapter to progressively build students’ editing skills.
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Magazine Writing that Sells

Author: Don McKinney

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898796421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Offers advice to beginners on writing and selling magazine articles, discussing queries, leads, and story enders
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The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

Author: Rachele Kanigel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The Student Newspaper Survival Guide has been extensively updated to cover recent developments in online publishing, social media, mobile journalism, and multimedia storytelling; at the same time, it continues to serve as an essential reference on all aspects of producing a student publication. Updated and expanded to discuss many of the changes in the field of journalism and in college newspapers, with two new chapters to enhance the focus on online journalism and technology Emphasis on Web-first publishing and covering breaking news as it happens, including a new section on mobile journalism Guides student journalists through the intricate, multi-step process of producing a student newspaper including the challenges of reporting, writing, editing, designing, and publishing campus newspapers and websites Chapters include discussion questions, exercises, sample projects, checklists, tips from professionals, sample forms, story ideas, and scenarios for discussion Fresh, new, full color examples from award winning college newspapers around North America Essential reading for student reporters, editors, page designers, photographers, webmasters, and advertising sales representatives
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Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226318168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.
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The Magazine from Cover to Cover

Author: Sammye Johnson,Patricia Prijatel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199829842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The leading textbook on how to turn a budding idea into a full-fledged magazine has evolved, adapting to the current trends in the industry. Now in its third edition, The Magazine from Cover to Cover has been thoroughly updated to include the effects of technology and current events on magazine publishing. In this comprehensive overview, authors Sammye Johnson and Patricia Prijatel provide a fascinating perspective on the rich history of magazines in America, an overview of present publication practices, discussion of groundbreaking research, and a look forward to the challenges and opportunities in store for the industry. They use case histories from selected magazines and interviews with editors, designers, and other publishing professionals to showcase the creativity that is propelling magazine publishing forward. WHAT'S NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION? - A new Chapter 2, "The Magazine in a Digital World," written by Lori Blachford, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism at Drake University, delves into the constant evolution of the magazine industry in this digital age - Updated throughout to reflect the impact of technological change and the economic crisis on all aspects of the magazine field
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The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing

A Practical Guide to Selling Your Pitches, Crafting Strong Articles, and Earning More Bylines

Author: Kerrie Flanagan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440351242

Category:

Page: 232

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Your Essential Reference for Writing for Magazines! In The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, accomplished freelance writer, author, and instructor Kerrie Flanagan demystifies the idea that writing for magazines is a difficult process meant only for those with journalism degrees. Drawing from her 20 years as a freelance writer and instructor, Flanagan takes you step-by-step through the entire process, sharing her knowledge and experiences in a friendly, conversational way. With more than a dozen sample articles, expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters, you'll find the tools needed to write and publish magazine articles. In this book you'll learn how to: Find and target ideas for the right magazine. Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. Organize your writing life using the checklists and tools throughout the book. Understand and negotiate contracts. Write and sell personal essays to consumer, niche and trade magazines. Whether your goal is to get your first byline or make the switch from part-time freelancer to full-time writer, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing is your go-to resource for writing success.
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