Introduction to Professional Newswriting: Reporting for the Modern Media / Edition 2

Introduction to Professional Newswriting: Reporting for the Modern Media / Edition 2

by Conrad C. Fink
     
 

This carefully structured and student oriented text, written by a professional with years of classroom experience, is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to becoming a professional news writer. Through comprehensive chapters and student exercises, it demonstrates how to look at events and facts, select the most crucial elements, and convey this information in the… See more details below

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This carefully structured and student oriented text, written by a professional with years of classroom experience, is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to becoming a professional news writer. Through comprehensive chapters and student exercises, it demonstrates how to look at events and facts, select the most crucial elements, and convey this information in the direct, unambiguous language that is the hallmark of good newspaper writing - and the foundation for writing in broadcasting, public relations, and advertising.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801317538
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/03/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

List of Sidebars
Preface
Pt. 1The Professional Context1
Ch. 1News and How It Is Used3
Pt. 2Your Newswriter Tools31
Ch. 2Language: The Newswriter's Basic Tool33
Ch. 3The Fundamentals of Style: Lean and Clean65
Pt. 3Building Your Personal Writing Style87
Ch. 4Organizing the Story and Lead89
Ch. 5The Lure and Hook of Leads112
Ch. 6Helping Your Readers Along141
Ch. 7Constructing the Bridge of Confidence172
Pt. 4How You Get Published203
Ch. 8The Art of Reporting205
Ch. 9Beginning With Basic Stories238
Ch. 10Writing About Dollars With Sense259
Ch. 11Writing Science News287
Ch. 12Sports Writing: More Than Fun and Games304
Ch. 13Devices for Focusing the News327
Pt. 5Writing for Broadcast and Cyberspace351
Ch. 14Newswriting for the Airways353
Pt. 6Legal Traps and Ethical Questions375
Ch. 15Press Law and You377
Ch. 16A Personal Code of Ethics395
Pt. 7Writing for Public Relations421
Ch. 17The Public Relations Industry423
Pt. 8Selling Yourself in the Job Market435
Ch. 18Writing Your Resume and Making Job Contacts437
AppendixExcerpts from The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual447
Name Index455
Subject Index459
Quick Reference: Standard Editing Marks462

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