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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Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781936863624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Aimed at those pursuing careers in journalistic writing, this is the definitive handbook for aspiring journalists. Offering budding writers suggestions on how to improve their skills—even when faced with a tight deadline—this guide also reviews many elements essential to the occupation such as utilizing strong nouns and verbs, paring down adjectives and adverbs, describing with concrete detail and avoiding clichés and the passive voice. Going beyond a standard presentation of information, this reference encourages students to put its methods into practice, making every word count and maintaining the appropriate energy level in their content. With expert analyses of real-world articles, this book also provides advice on avoiding poor sentence structure that can kill reader interest and includes perspectives on diversity sensitivity. Accessible, humorous and streamlined for today's student, this revised edition offers a practical approach for those seeking to improve their communication skills.
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Find a Story and Tell It: Teaching Journalistic Writing

Author: Marshall Grodin

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425892256

Category: Journalism

Page: 176

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New and veteran teachers of journalism will appreciate this professional resource providing an activity-and inquiry-based approach to instruction. Teachers will learn how to effectively grab their students' attention and keep it while turning them into strong journalistic writers. Find a Story and Tell It journeys through one teacher's successful approach to teaching students how to write well--from discovering a good lead, to conducting an effective interview, to writing a clean and concise story, to editing with purpose, and finally to publishing. You'll also learn how to navigate the potential minefields of permissions, censored topics, and privacy. This book is a testament to the fact that journalistic writing is alive and well, evolving into new mediums to reach-and be used by-21st century learners. Find a Story and Tell It: Teaching Journalistic Writing is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards. 176pp.
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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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Good Writing for Journalists

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412919173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling, and the stylistic conventions of ‘everyday’ journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colorful, or funny. Each piece is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book inspires those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing are introduced, in chapters organized by genre – profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and ‘lifestyle’ among them.
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Journalistic Writing

Textbook for Classes and Handbook for Staffs of Student Newspapers, Magazines and Yearbooks

Author: Grant Milnor Hyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: College and school journalism

Page: 468

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

Author: Christopher K. Passante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 4084

An insider helps money-seekers crack their way into Craigslist! For those short on cash, the free website Craigslist provides a wide range of money-making opportunities, from selling personal items to setting up an entrepreneurial business to finding a new job. This guide provides the best strategies, creative ideas, and inside tips for maximizing the selling, buying, and bartering potential on the Craigslist. ? Maximizes opportunities for the over 500 Craigslist sites worldwide ? Over 40 million U.S. users and 12 billion page views each month, the eighth most-viewed English-language site in the world ? MSNBC report: large increase in items sold on Craigslist, even as economy slows ? A unique focus on money-making opportunities and job search capabilities within Craigslist
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Classes in "Journalistic writing" and "Journalism"

a few inferences drawn from an inquiry under the direction of Burges Johnson ... and Helene Hartley ... into the effectiveness of the teaching of written composition in American colleges

Author: Burges Johnson,Helene Willey Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 37

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The Radical Write

A Fresh Approach to Journalistic Writing for Students

Author: Bobby Hawthorne

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9780878331017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Telling Stories, Taking Risks

Journalism Writing at the Century's Edge

Author: Alice M. Klement,Carolyn B. Matalene

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534522728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Telling Stories/Taking Risks includes many uncut stories from national, regional, and local newspapers, both mainstream and alternative, as well as from national magazines such as Esquire and Sports Illustrated; short biographies of each writer and explanations of how their stories evolved; and discussions of objectivity and subjectivity, accuracy and honesty, reporting strategies and writing processes.
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Convergence Journalism

Writing and Reporting Across the News Media

Author: Janet Kolodzy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Media prognosticators have been declaring the death of radio, daily newspapers, journalistic ethics, and even journalism itself. This is an introductory text on how to think, report, write, and present news across platforms. It aims to prepare journalism students for the future of news reporting.
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The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.
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The first García Márquez

a study of his journalistic writing from 1948 to 1955

Author: Robert Lewis Sims

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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This book studies in five chapters the continuous interaction of Garc_a M_rquez's journalism and fiction since the inception of his writing career. The author brings fresh insights to the literature and M_rquez by concentrating on two critical methods: textual, following the ideas of Gerard Genette, and transtextual, following the ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin of translinguistics. Contents: Garc_a M_rquez and Bigeneric Writing; Journalistic Peregrinations I; Journalistic Peregrinations II; Journalistic Peregrinations III; Garc_a M_rquez's The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor; Garc_a M_rquez's Series on La Sierpe.
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The New New Journalism

Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft

Author: Robert Boynton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307429040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects. Jon Krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest. Ted Conover works for nearly a year as a prison guard. Susan Orlean follows orchid fanciers to reveal an obsessive subculture few knew existed. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spends nearly a decade reporting on a family in the South Bronx. And like their muckraking early twentieth-century precursors, they are drawn to the most pressing issues of the day: Alex Kotlowitz, Leon Dash, and William Finnegan to race and class; Ron Rosenbaum to the problem of evil; Michael Lewis to boom-and-bust economies; Richard Ben Cramer to the nitty gritty of politics. How do they do it? In these interviews, they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works, from their felt-tip pens, tape recorders, long car rides, and assumed identities; to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds. Interviews with: Gay Talese Jane Kramer Calvin Trillin Richard Ben Cramer Ted Conover Alex Kotlowitz Richard Preston William Langewiesche Eric Schlosser Leon Dash William Finnegan Jonathan Harr Jon Krakauer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Michael Lewis Susan Orlean Ron Rosenbaum Lawrence Weschler Lawrence Wright
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The Associated Press Guide to News Writing

Author: René Jacques Cappon

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780130536792

Category: Journalism

Page: 162

View: 6919

A guide to writing style for all reporters, feature writers, editors, and journalism students. Demonstrates sound professional techniques to give stories clarity, precision and polish.
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A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing

The Craft of Clarity

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813812083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Knight presents the fundamentals of journalistic writing in his easy, engaging, often humorous style. Broader and more comprehensive yet still as readable as its predecessor, the new edition of A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing has more examples and exercises, a full chapter of the roots of English to help students better appreciate the language, a new chapter on "Building the Story" to guide novice writers in story development, and handy appendices that serve as short guides to newspaper and broadcast writing styles and an alphabetical list of grammar and usage points. Aimed at all students of journalism, especially beginning writers, the second edition of A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing: The Craft of Clarity offers a practical skills-based approach to good, honest communication.
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A Field Guide for Immersion Writing

Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

Author: Robin Hemley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820343730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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For centuries writers have used participatory experience as a lens through which to better see the world at large and as a means of exploring the self. Considering various types of participatory writing as different strains of one style—immersion writing—Robin Hemley offers new perspectives and practical advice for writers of this nonfiction genre. Immersion writing can be broken down into the broad categories of travel writing, immersion memoir, and immersion journalism. Using the work of such authors as Barbara Ehrenreich, Hunter S. Thompson, Ted Conover, A. J. Jacobs, Nellie Bly, Julio Cortazar, and James Agee, Hemley examines these three major types of immersion writing and further identifies the subcategories of the quest, the experiment, the investigation, the infiltration, and the reenactment. Included in the book are helpful exercises, models for immersion writing, and a chapter on one of the most fraught subjects for nonfiction writers—the ethics and legalities of writing about other people. A Field Guide for Immersion Writing recalibrates and redefines the way writers approach their relationship to their subjects. Suitable for beginners and advanced writers, the book provides an enlightening, provocative, and often amusing look at the ways in which nonfiction writers engage with the world around them. A Friends Fund Publication.
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Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Foundational Skills for a Digital Age

Author: Vincent F. Filak

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506344755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers. Key Features: An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories. “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.
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News Writing

Author: Anna McKane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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"Deserves to be on every journalism student's reading list and every tutor's book shelf. It is clear, straightforward and scholarly in a very accessible way... bursting with good advice and insight which should benefit all who all read it." - Kate Jenner, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire "A first-class no-nonsense guide to news writing... Anna McKane's wealth of experience both as a journalist and a lecturer in journalism gives News Writing the edge over similar tomes." - Kate Shanahan, Lecturer in Journalism, School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology The ability to hone and craft an eye-catching news story is fundamental to good journalism. It is an essential skill that the young journalist of today must carry with them. The growth of online journalism and the use of social media has meant that the skills required in news writing are evolving, opening up fresh challenges and exciting new possibilities. Anna McKane's News Writing takes you step-by-step through the key aspects of writing news on both print and online platforms, equipping you with all that you need to become an articulate, accurate and engaging journalist. Crucially, the book will show you how to: * create an attention-grabbing intro or first paragraph * structure the content of your story effectively * use the appropriate language. Fully updated to account for the role of online journalism, this second edition guides you through the essentials of website presentation, from headlines and standfirsts to the use of smartphone images and links. An all-new chapter shows you how to use Twitter and online blogs to piece together a winning story, and up-to-date examples and exercises throughout encourage you to pick apart and analyse the techniques used in a variety of recent news stories across a range of platforms. This is the essential workbook to take you through your studies in Journalism and News Writing.
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