Good Writing for Journalists
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Good Writing for Journalists

by Angela Phillips
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412919177

ISBN-13: 9781412919173

Pub. Date: 01/17/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412919173
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/17/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THINKING ABOUT WRITING
Let's Hear It for Story Tellers
Constructing Stories
PART II: EXAMPLES OF GREAT WRITING
Reportage
General News Features
Topical Features
Investigative Features
Profiles and Celebrity Interviews
Arts, Sports and Music
Personal and Comment Columns

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