Working with Words

Working with Words

With a focus on improving skills in both grammar and style, this book serves as an invaluable reference for students throughout their academic and professional careers.

Author: Brian S. Brooks

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 1319201172

Category: Authorship

Page: 464

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Regardless of the medium, from print to broadcast to PR to digital, Working with Words has you covered. With a focus on improving skills in both grammar and style, this book serves as an invaluable reference for students throughout their academic and professional careers. Helping students become better journalists and media writers, the text combines news writing acumen with good, journalistic form, covering the full spectrum of writing skills from understanding basic methods of style and writing to mastering English grammar and mechanics.
Categories: Authorship

Working with Words

Working with Words

Covers grammar, punctuation, and usage, and offers advice on avoiding pompous, muddled, sexist, or racist language

Author: Brian S. Brooks

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312091397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Covers grammar, punctuation, and usage, and offers advice on avoiding pompous, muddled, sexist, or racist language
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism

Journalism

Working With Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003. 369p. LC 20-02103649. ISBN 0-312-39790-9. "With employers complaining that too many recent college graduates are deficient in ...

Author: Jo A. Cates

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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A critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. This edition separates Commercial Databases and Internet Resources.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Working with Words

Working with Words

This practical, informative handbook synthesizes information from more than 40 reference sources to help writers master both the essentials and the more sophisticated rules necessary for clear, effective communication in print.

Author: Brian S. Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312137605

Category: Journalism

Page: 292

View: 787

This practical, informative handbook synthesizes information from more than 40 reference sources to help writers master both the essentials and the more sophisticated rules necessary for clear, effective communication in print. Reviews the basics of grammar and answers common questions. Covers the fundamentals of usage, with sound advice on issues of particular concern to writers and editors. Includes time-saving lists of commonly misspelled and misused words, clich}s and other problems with usage, diction, style and spelling, along with a summary of wire service style, and a useful appendix that lists the most common mistakes.
Categories: Journalism

Fearless Editing

Fearless Editing

Grammar guides and handbooks: Arnold, George T. “Media Writer's Handbook: A Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems.” 2nd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999. Brooks, Brian, et al. “Working with Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and ...

Author: Tim Pilgrim

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317348320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Fearless Editing clearly articulates the basic concepts underlying editing techniques and demonstrates their application for newspapers, public relations, magazines and Web pages. This text takes a conceptual approach that integrates verbal skills with visual elements. Unlike other texts that are clearly designed for print, this book includes multi-media applications in every chapter.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Editing Across Media

Editing Across Media

you want to work for big—name magazines. ... the 21—year—old became the editor—in—chief of Wear Magazine, a Texas—based mag— azine for sportswear storeowners. ... Working with Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors. 5th ed.

Author: Ross F. Collins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 333

Requirements for professional media editing have undergone enormous technological change. Editors still edit copy. But today they do much more. Mass media editors must demonstrate skills from computerized pagination to social media monitoring, from image manipulation to Search Engine Optimization. The need for editing skills is reaching far beyond traditional journalism and into all areas of mass media, from newspapers to strategic communication. Public relations practitioners are expected to edit. Even advertising creative professionals must edit. And journalists taking on new roles as social media editors need to understand editing at the speed of digital media. This textbook aims to prepare university-level students for these expanded editing roles in an age of convergence. Thirteen authors representing many years of collective media experience examine both traditional editing roles and new editing needs. While many mass media students will not become professional editors, this textbook assumes nearly all will need competent editing knowledge to produce products of professional quality. Editing, the authors believe, remains a bedrock skill for all students who hope to be successful in the mass media. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Literary Criticism

MediaWriting

MediaWriting

Working With Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors, 7th edition (Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2010). Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, ...

Author: W. Richard Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136514036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 548

MediaWriting is an introductory, hands-on textbook for students preparing to write in the current multimedia environment. Rather than just talk about the differences among the styles of print, broadcast, and public relations, MediaWriting sythensizes and integrates them, while weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and social media reporting. Complete with real-world examples, practical writing exercises, and tips and information for entering into the profession, MediaWriting continues to give students the tools they need to become a successful media writer. The new edition has been extensively rewritten to reflect the dynamic nature of the profession, paying significant attention to how the Internet and social media have become essential communication tools for print and broadcast journalists, and public relations professionals. Further updates and features include: Increased attention to computer-assisted reporting, the preparation of online copy, and social media applications Two new chapters on lead writing and new new media A separate chapter focused solely on ethics Explanatory "how to" boxes that help students understand and retain main themes Illustrative "It Happened to Me" vignettes from the authors’ professional experiences Discussion questions and exercises at the end of every chapter Suggested readings that highlight biographies, books, and websites that expand the scope and definition of professionalism In addition to new multimedia elements, the fourth edition’s companion website features enhanced resources for both students and instructors, including chapter overviews, writing tips, a test bank, sample critiques, and a sample syllabus.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence

The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence

Suggested Websites American Society of Newspaper Editors, ethics codes http://asne.org/SearchResults/ tabid/39/Default.aspx?Search=ethics+code First ... Working With Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors. 8th edition.

Author: Brian S. Brooks

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317343554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

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The Art of Editing continues to be the standard by which editing texts are judged, offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of editing available. Long viewed as the “classic” in the field of editing, The Art of Editing continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's students. In addition to a focus on traditional newspaper editing, the authors pay significant attention to the other areas in which students are increasingly finding jobs: online media, corporate magazines, broadcasting, public relations and advertising. The ninth edition of The Art of Editing details the major changes revolutionizing the media industry and prepares students to work in convergent environments, where skill in print, broadcast and online operations is essential.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Control

Media Control

Additionally, her critical analysis of a popular journalism textbook, Reporting for the Media and of a chapter from Working with Words: A Handbook for Media Writers and Editors, which both reflect the types of writing and approaches ...

Author: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628922950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control challenges traditional (and even some radical) perceptions of how the news works. While it's clear that journalists don't operate objectively – reporters don't just cover news, but they make it – Media Control goes a step further by arguing that the cultural institution of news approaches and presents everyday information from particular and dominant cultural positions that benefit the power elite. From analysing how the press operate as police agents by conducting surveillance and instituting social order through its coverage of crime and police action to bolstering private business and neoliberal principles by covering the news through notions of boosterism, Media Control presents the news through a cultural lens. Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. introduces or advances readers' applications of critical race theory and cultural studies scholarship to explore cultural meanings within news coverage of police action, the criminal justice system, and embedding into the news democratic values that are later used by the power elite to oppress and repress portions of the citizenry. Media Control helps the reader explicate how the power elite use the press and the veil of the Fourth Estate to further white ideologies and American Imperialism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

AMA Manual of Style

AMA Manual of Style

Working With Words: A Concise Handbook for Media Writers and Editors. 7th ed. Bedford/St Martin's Press; 2009. The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. 17th ed. University of Chicago Press; ...

Author: The JAMA Network Editors

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190246594

Category: Medical

Page: 1164

View: 171

The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. Extensive updates are included in the References chapter, with examples of how to cite digital publications, preprints, databases, data repositories, podcasts, apps and interactive games, and social media. Full-color examples grace the chapter on data display, with newer types of graphic presentations and updated guidance on formatting tables and figures. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections. The Usage chapter has been revised to bring the manual up-to-date on word choice, especially in writing about individuals with diseases or conditions and from various socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations. Specific nomenclature entries in many disciplines are presented to guide users in issues of diction, formatting, and preferred terminology. Guidance on numbers, SI units, and math has been updated, and the section on statistics and study design has undergone a major expansion. In sum, the answer to nearly any issue facing a writer or editor in medicine, health care, and related disciplines can be found in the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style. Available for institutional purchase or subscription or individual subscription. Visit AMAManualofStyle.com or contact your sales rep for more details.
Categories: Medical