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English for Journalists / Edition 3

English for Journalists / Edition 3

by Wynford Hicks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415404207

ISBN-13: 9780415404204

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

English for Journalists is an invaluable guide not only to the basics of English, but to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon, which are specific to the language of journalism.

Written in an accessible style, English for Journalists covers the fundamentals of grammar, the use of spelling, punctuation and

Overview

English for Journalists is an invaluable guide not only to the basics of English, but to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon, which are specific to the language of journalism.

Written in an accessible style, English for Journalists covers the fundamentals of grammar, the use of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing; with each point illustrated by concise examples.

This revised and updated edition includes:

  • an introductory chapter which discusses the present state of English and current trends in journalistic writing
  • a new chapter in the grammar section featuring ten of the most common howlers made by journalists
  • up-to-date examples of spelling, punctuation and usage mistakes published in newspapers and magazines
  • a specimen house-style guide reproduced in full
  • an extended glossary of terms used in journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415404204
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Media Skills Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The State of English 2. Grammar: The Rules 3. Grammar: Top 10 Mistakes 4. Grammar: Problems and Confusions 5. Spelling 6. Punctuation 7. Reporting Speech 8. Style 9. Words 10. Foreign Words 11. Figures. Bulletin Style Guide. Glossary of Terms Used in Journalism

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