Feature Writing, Second Edition

Author: Stephen Tanner,Molly Kasinger,Nick Richardson

Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand

ISBN: 9780195578614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Using a step-by-step description of styles and techniques, Featuring Writing: Telling the Story, 2e, will show students how to research, structure and write stories, how to navigate legal and ethical issues, and how to market their work: while learning how to tackle different styles of writing, from profiles, reviews, and sports journalism to issue-based stories, columns, biographies and advertising copy.
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Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories

America's Best Writing, 1979 - 2003

Author: David Garlock

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813825458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 809

View: 402

As Garlock relates in the preface, “The quality of the research, reporting and writing of these unique features is stunning. No two are written exactly the same way. But they all hold to one constant: strong emotions and content—powerful, touching, frightening, harrowing journalism.” The rules for winning a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing are simple, yet demanding: the prize is awarded for “a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.” For over two decades, the Pulitzer has been given annually to journalists whose work best exemplifies those high ideals. The second edition of Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America’s Best Writing is an unabridged collection of this award-winning work, now covering 25 years. Editor David Garlock analyzes each story, and readers are given a glimpse at the circumstances surrounding the narrative. Each feature is followed by an insightful analysis by Garlock that probes the tactics the feature writer used in both writing and reporting the work. Journalism students and experienced professional writers will find Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories an essential compendium of the best feature writing of the last quarter century.
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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

View: 8066

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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Real Feature Writing

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135250057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Real Feature Writing emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. Author Abraham Aamidor presents a collection of distinct non-deadline story types (profile, trend, focus, advocacy, and more), providing an introduction to each story type, a full-text example, a critical analysis of the example, and clear directions for producing similar stories. In this second edition, Aamidor and his guest contributors (all with real-world journalistic experience) demonstrate in clear, honest language how to write features. New for this edition are: *updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text;*a chapter on ethical journalism, which takes a critical look at propaganda;*a chapter on international perspectives, including coverage of issues in the Middle East;*chapters on research, freelancing, content editing, copyediting, and literary journalism. This text is appropriate for upper-level journalism students, and will be a valuable resource for freelance writers and young working journalists needing guidance on writing features.
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Feature Writing

Author: N. MEERA RAGHAVENDRA RAO

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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If we ask the lay readers why they read newspapers, the obvious answer would be to get news. However, what keeps the newspaper endearing and, in a way, enduring are the longer stories about people behind the news, about the humorous everyday experiences we all have, or the closer look at someone and the unexpected surprises we get in the process. In short, we call these features. In this substantially revised book on Feature Writing, the author with her vast experience discusses various aspects of Feature Writing. She focuses on different types of features found in newspapers—Humour and Satire, Brights, Human Interest Features, Travel Features and News Features—and illustrates each of these. In addition, she provides a detailed description of Profiles, Interviews, and Online Features with examples, and gives a clear analysis of Feature Writing Techniques. Intended as a text for students offering courses in Journalism, this book would also be extremely useful for freelance writers, and anyone who has a flair for writing. What is New to THE SECOND Edition Includes two new chapters on Obituary and Tribute, and Sports and new sections such as Blogs and Professionalism in Journalism. Provides more illustrations culled from recent newspapers. Gives explanatory notes on some key words used in the book, and a section on Vocabulary. What the Reviewers Say In this delightful book on FW [Feature Writing], Meera Raghavendra Rao brings home to us that writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life. In my view Meera Raghavendra Rao’s book on FW is an exceptionally good and useful book not only for all students of Journalism but also for all writers interested in FW. —V. Sundaram, News Today The author has used instances from her career spanning more than two decades to illustrate various situations in this book. —Deccan Chronicle The book is a rather exhaustive guide on ways to tell a feature story. Among the other pluses is the Indianness permeating the book—most sample articles are home-brewn. —The Hindu, Metroplus Weekend
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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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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415998980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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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. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.
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Feature Writing

Telling the Story

Author: Stephen Tanner,Nick Richardson,Molly Kasinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190304881

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Feature Writing will teach the vital nuts-and-bolts of writing while demonstrating how to apply those skills across a range of styles. An analysis of the different types of writing, from columns to obituaries, provides students with the practical skills to apply themselves to any genre and opens up range of potential career opportunities. The third edition will show students the value of research and structure when writing stories, demonstrate how to navigate potential legal and ethical issues and teach them how to market their work. The book shares experiences from some of Australia's best-known journalists who reveal the challenges and strategies behind their award-winning feature writing.
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Screenplay

Writing the Picture

Author: Robin U. Russin,William Missouri Downs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

View: 1323

This is a complete screenwriting course -- from initial idea through final script sale -- providing in-depth discussions of theme development; story research; script plotting and structuring; character development; dialogue; writing and rewriting methods; formatting; the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts; writing for TV, the Web and video games, and much more. Well-written, comprehensive and filled with both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, illustrative screenplay examples and sage advice from veteran writers, Screenplay will help novices as well as working screenwriters improve and sell their scripts. This second edition of this popular manual is completely revised, reflecting current film industry practices, and includes new chapters on such subjects as Webisodes and video games, as well as updates to its many examples.
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Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Second Edition

Author: Mimi Zeiger

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071503854

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Provides immediate help for anyone preparing a biomedical paper by givin specific advice on organizing the components of the paper, effective writing techniques, writing an effective results sections, documentation issues, sentence structure and much more. The new edition includes new examples from the current literature including many involving molecular biology, expanded exercises at the end of the book, revised explanations on linking key terms, transition clauses, uses of subheads, and emphases. If you plan to do any medical writing, read this book first and get an immediate advantage.
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741152869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 9931

A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible.
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Words' Worth

Write Well and Prosper, Second Edition

Author: Terri Brooks,Mary Quigley

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860817X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

View: 6344

What makes an effective quote? How can I infuse my writing with style and voice? How can a sharp lead kick-start my story? What are the tricks to writing for the Web? What can I do to get an editor to listen to my idea? These topics and more are handled smartly, succinctly, and simply in the latest edition of Words Worth, an invaluable toolkit for writers aspiring to perfect the craft of nonfiction writing. Brooks and Quigleys expert views on the essence of a feature story give struggling beginners, their teachers, and professional writers alike the tools necessary to create powerful writing. As a precise guide to writing and promoting nonfiction, Words Worth furnishes a map to the world of reporting for the Web and blogging, well-crafted exercises to hone skills, and savvy advice to help writers enrich their style and make their work more marketable.
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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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Writing High-Performance .NET Code, 2nd Edition

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Ben Watson

ISBN: 099058349X

Category: Computers

Page: 525

View: 6757

Take performance to the next level!

This book does not just teach you how the CLR works---it teaches you exactly what you need to do now to obtain the best performance today. It will expertly guide you through the nuts and bolts of extreme performance optimization in .NET, complete with in-depth examinations of CLR functionality, free tool recommendations and tutorials, useful anecdotes, and step-by-step guides to measure and improve performance.

This second edition incorporates the advances and improvements in .NET over the last few years, as well as greatly expanded coverage of tools, more topics, more tutorials, more tips, and improvements throughout the entire book.

New in the 2nd Edition:

  • 50% increase in content!
  • New examples, code samples, and diagrams throughout entire book
  • More ways to analyze the heap and find memory problems
  • More tool coverage, including expanded usage of Visual Studio
  • More benchmarking
  • New GC configuration options
  • Code warmup techniques
  • New .NET features such as ref-returns, value tuples, SIMD, and more
  • More detailed analysis of LINQ
  • Tips for high-level feature areas such as ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and WPF

Also find expanded coverage and discover new tips and tricks for:

  • Profiling with multiple tools to quickly find problem areas
  • Detailed description of the garbage collector, how to optimize your code for it, and how to diagnose difficult memory-related issues
  • How to analyze JIT and diagnose warmup problems
  • Effective use of the Task Parallel Library to maximize throughput
  • Which .NET features and APIs to use and which to avoid
  • Instrument your program with performance counters and ETW events
  • Use the latest and greatest .NET features
  • Build a performance-minded team
  • ...and so much more
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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

View: 6003

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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Learn ECMAScript - Second Edition

Discover the latest ECMAScript features in order to write cleaner code and learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, 2nd Edition

Author: MEHUL MOHAN

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788629620

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 5104

Get up and running with all the new features of ECMAScript and explore new ways of coding with JavaScript. Key Features Grasp the latest features of ECMAScript and the best way to use it in production code Learn newly added native APIs to JS Engine and perform tasks efficiently with a cleaner code base Understand the more complex sides of JavaScript such as the inheritance model, low-level memory management, multithreaded environments, and web workers Book Description Learn ECMAScript explores implementation of the latest ECMAScript features to add to your developer toolbox, helping you to progress to an advanced level. Learn to add 1 to a variable andsafely access shared memory data within multiple threads to avoid race conditions. You’ll start the book by building on your existing knowledge of JavaScript, covering performing arithmetic operations, using arrow functions and dealing with closures. Next, you will grasp the most commonly used ECMAScript skills such as reflection, proxies, and classes. Furthermore, you’ll learn modularizing the JS code base, implementing JS on the web and how the modern HTML5 + JS APIs provide power to developers on the web. Finally, you will learn the deeper parts of the language, which include making JavaScript multithreaded with dedicated and shared web workers, memory management, shared memory, and atomics. It doesn’t end here; this book is 100% compatible with ES.Next. By the end of this book, you'll have fully mastered all the features of ECMAScript! What you will learn Implement methods associated with objects as per the latest ECMAScript specification Make use of the latest features of ECMAScript Make use of many new APIs in HTML5 and modern JavaScript implementation Use SharedArrayBuffers for superfast concurrent and parallel programming Perform asynchronous programming with JavaScript Implement the best ways and practices to perform modular programming in JavaScript Who this book is for This book is for web developers who have some basic programming knowledge and want to learn to write cleaner code with the power of ECMAScript.
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Children’s Writer’s Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898799514

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 5743

Provides writing samples and vocabulary appropriate for grades one through six and lists synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words
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Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690574

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 653

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
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Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks,Adams Sally,Harriett Gilbert,Tim Holmes,Jane Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 466

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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Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447166396

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 3748

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.
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