How to Become a Journalist

A Practical Guide to Newspaper Work (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ernest Phillips

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265500880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Excerpt from How to Become a Journalist: A Practical Guide to Newspaper Work I cannot conclude without taking this opportunity of thanking Mr. R. H. Dunbar, assistant editor of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, for his valued contribution of an Introduction, which I am convinced will add materially to the worth and usefulness of the volume. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The World on a String

How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent

Author: Alan Goodman,John Pollack

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466873876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4327

Young reporters need not spend years struggling in obscurity to land coveted foreign assignments. In fact, technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents--stringers--for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets. The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent is the step-by-step manual that describes how to: *choose your region wisely *select the right equipment *establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad *make ends meet while filing stories to various media *prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones *work effectively with distant editors Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.
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The Mind of a Journalist

How Reporters View Themselves, Their World, and Their Craft

Author: Jim Willis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412954576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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What propels an individual into becoming a professional observer and chronicler of society, joining a group that is often targeted for criticism by the general public? Can a journalist really have an objective view of the world and the way it operates or do journalists each operate from a specific worldview, parts of which are held in common by all journalists? Do journalists feel they can become involved in normal social and civic activities, or is the world a detached storehouse of ideas for stories? Is the journalist most effective on the sidelines of society, or in getting involved in the action, or taking to the field as a referee or field judge? If journalists are so devoted to the ideals of objectivity, detachment, truth, and providing an accurate view of the world, why do so many of them leave journalism and move into public relations, media consulting, and advertising? These are just some of the issues explored in The Mind of a Journalist: How Reporters See Themselves, Their Stories, and the World. For students and would-be journalists, this book analyzes the rational processes journalists use in defining themselves, their world, and their relation to that world. Written by veteran journalist and noted professor Jim Willis, with many observations from working and recently retired journalists from both print and broadcast, the goal of the book is to put this discussion of journalist thinking into the classroom (alongside discussion of reporting and writing techniques). Ultimately, the book provides added insights to how journalists think and why they do what they do. Features & Benefits: Included throughout the book are many observations/interviews from working journalists at such media outlets as: The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, WRTV Television in Indianapolis, and The Daily Oklahoman. A running single-story example (President's Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003) shows how the same story was treated by several different journalist mindsets, and thereby examining how these different mindsets defined the issues of truth, ethics, and legality for this story.
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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead

Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

Author: Ariel Gore

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307393801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This may come as a shock, but brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make. True, you’ll actually have to write if you want to be a writer, but ultimately literary success is about much more than putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys). Before you snap your pencil in half with frustration, please consider the advice writer, teacher, and self-made lit star Ariel Gore offers in this useful guide to realizing your literary dreams. If you find yourself writing when you should be sleeping and scribbling notes on odd pieces of paper at every stoplight, you might as well enjoy the fruits of your labor. How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead is an irreverent yet practical guide that combines solid writing advice with guerrilla marketing and promotion techniques guaranteed to launch you into print—and into the limelight. You’ll learn how to: • Reimagine yourself as a buzz-worthy artist and entrepreneur • Get your work and your name out in the world where other people can read it • Be an anthology slut and a brazen self-promoter • Apply real-world advice and experience from lit stars like Dave Barry, Susie Bright, and Dave Eggers to your own career Cheaper than an M.F.A. but just as informative, How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead is your catapult to lit stardom. Just don’t forget to thank Ariel Gore for her inspiring, hands-on plan in the acknowledgments page of your first novel! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How to Become a Successful Author

34 Steps to Self-publishing and Marketing Profits

Author: Irina Webster,William Webster

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing

ISBN: 098063573X

Category: Authorship

Page: 200

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How to Become a Motoring Journalist

Author: Carlton Boyce

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518699733

Category:

Page: 124

View: 6649

Do you think you could be the next Jeremy Clarkson? If so, How To Become A Motoring Journalist will help you turn your enthusiasm for cars into a career as a motoring writer. It includes chapters on developing your initial ideas, researching and writing your stories, automotive photography and sourcing alternative images, using YouTube and shooting your own car videos, how to use social media to your advantage, setting up and professionalising your own motoring website or blog, driving and evaluating cars for consumer reviews, copyright, and pitching your work to editors. It also features guest chapters by experts in the field of automotive photography, blogging, and smartphone photography.
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How to Become a Scandal

Adventures in Bad Behavior

Author: Laura Kipnis

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429930659

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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We all relish a good scandal—the larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars)—the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching them, hurling our condemnations while savoring every lurid detail? With "pointed daggers of prose" (The New Yorker), Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche: what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow. She delivers virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases: a lovelorn astronaut, an unhinged judge, a venomous whistleblower, and an over-imaginative memoirist. The motifs are classic—revenge, betrayal, ambition, madness—though the pitfalls are ones we all negotiate daily. After all, every one of us is a potential scandal in the making: failed self-knowledge and colossal self-deception—the necessary ingredients—are our collective plight. In How to Become a Scandal, bad behavior is the entry point for a brilliant cultural romp as well as an anti-civics lesson. "Shove your rules," says scandal, and no doubt every upright citizen, deep within, cheers the transgression—as long as it's someone else's head on the block.
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Undercover-Dschihadistin

Wie ich das Rekrutierungsnetzwerk des Islamischen Staats ausspionierte

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342643637X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Die Journalistin Anna Erelle recherchiert in den sozialen Netzwerken, mit welchen Methoden radikale islamistische Organisationen in Europa Jugendliche für den Krieg in Syrien und dem Irak anwerben. Unter dem Deckmantel der jungen Konvertitin Melodie nimmt sie auf Facebook Kontakt mit einem Kommandanten im Islamischen Staat auf, dem gerissenen Rekrutierer Abu Bilel. Er ermuntert sie, nach Syrien zu reisen, und malt ihr ein verlockendes Leben an seiner Seite aus. Über vier Wochen korrespondiert Melodie mit Abu Bilel und entlockt ihm Informationen über Strategien des Islamischen Staats und das Söldnerleben in der Kampfzone. Dabei wird ihr erst allmählich klar, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt. Ein brisanter Aufdecker, der unter die Haut geht.
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Der Fall Jesus

Ein Journalist auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865919229

Category:

Page: 416

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Making Journalists

Diverse Models, Global Issues

Author: Hugo de Burgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134377541

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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At a time when the media’s relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large. From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK. The book offers insights into: what journalism is how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news models of journalism taught and practised across the globe the ethical implications of the process. When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.
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American Journalism

History, Principles, Practices

Author: W. David Sloan,Lisa Mullikin Parcell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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News consumers made cynical by sensationalist banners—“AMERICA STRIKES BACK,” “THE TERROR OF ANTHRAX”—and lurid leads might be surprised to learn that in 1690, the newspaper Publick Occurrences gossiped about the sexual indiscretions of French royalty or seasoned the story of missing children by adding that “barbarous Indians were lurking about” before the disappearance. Surprising, too, might be the media’s steady adherence to, if continual tugging at, its philosophical and ethical moorings. These 39 essays, written and edited by the nation’s leading professors of journalism, cover the theory and practice of print, radio, and TV news reporting. Politics and partisanship, press and the government, gender and the press corps, presidential coverage, war reportage, technology and news gathering, sensationalism: each subject is treated individually. Appropriate for interested lay persons, students, professors and reporters. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Practical Journalism

How to Write News

Author: Helen Sissons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761949267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age. Easy to read, the book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work – selecting stories, carrying out interviews, and writing scripts. There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques, and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online, media law, and ethics. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading and a glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.
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Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.
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Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
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Schriftsteller werden

der Klassiker über das Schreiben und die Entwicklung zum Schriftsteller

Author: Dorothea Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710696

Category:

Page: 132

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Der Lincoln-Pakt

Thriller

Author: Steve Berry

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641170044

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4756

Eine Legende wird Wirklichkeit, und ein uraltes Geheimnis beschwört einen Bürgerkrieg herauf! Cotton Malone muss einen amerikanischen Agenten ausfindig machen, der bei dem Auftrag, einen Geschäftsmann zu observieren, spurlos verschwand. Er bekommt dabei unerbetene Hilfe von dem jungen, draufgängerischen Geheimdienstler Luke. Gleichzeitig werden in Utah Überreste der frühesten Mormonensiedlungen entdeckt, die bisher als bloße Legende galten. Der Fund bringt ganz Washington zum Brodeln, denn er scheint der Beweis zu sein für ein geheimes Abkommen, das auf Präsident Abraham Lincoln zurückgeht und das die Macht hat, die USA erneut in einen verheerenden Bürgerkrieg zu stürzen ...
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Broadcast News

Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Ted White,Frank Barnas

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0240811836

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist in today's world of convergent journalism. The broadcast industry continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to writer, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing is completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition has been rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and is now divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-tiered perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism. New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries. * Comprehensive text that spans gathering, writing, reporting, and producing the news * Convergence in the news process is fully covered throughout the text in a sidebar feature * Relevant examples and new photos used throughout text
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Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932909726

Category:

Page: 236

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