Public Relations Writing: Form & Style / Edition 9

Public Relations Writing: Form & Style / Edition 9

by Doug Newsom, Jim Haynes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439082723

ISBN-13: 9781439082720

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: FORM AND STYLE combines the practical approach of a trade book with the fundamental principles and theories of Public Relations to provide you with the essential techniques and methods needed to write with understanding and purpose This text guides you through a logical progression of PR writing, starting with an explanation of how…  See more details below

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PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: FORM AND STYLE combines the practical approach of a trade book with the fundamental principles and theories of Public Relations to provide you with the essential techniques and methods needed to write with understanding and purpose This text guides you through a logical progression of PR writing, starting with an explanation of how this kind of writing is unique and by exploring the legal and ethical obligations. It will also introduce you to the different styles and techniques behind writing principles that you'll need to develop. The Ninth Edition features a "writing for select publics" section that covers Public Relations writing assignments that you'll likely come across early in your career: emails, memos, letters, reports and proposals, backgrounders and position papers. Writing for mass media and the more complex public relations writing functions, including media kits, media pitches, print and online newsletters, brochures, magazines, including those online, and annual reports are also covered in this comprehensive guide. The new edition features a separate exercise book that contains 3 PR Scenarios and a Quick-Study for each chapter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439082720
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,044,657
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: PR WRITING: ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY. 1. Public Relations and the Writer. 2. Ethical and Legal Responsibilities of the PR Writer. 3. Persuasion. Part II: PREPARING TO WRITE. 4. Research for the Public Relations Writer. 5. The Public Relations Planning Process. Part III: WRITING PRINCIPLES. 6. Writing to Clarify and Simplify the Complex. 7. Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation. Part IV: WRITING FOR TRADITIONAL & NEW MEDIA. 8. Writing for Converged Traditional Media and Social Media. 9. Media Kits, Media Pitches, Backgrounders & Position Papers. Part V: WRITING FOR SELECT PUBLICS. 10. Message Design Concepts. 11. Email, Memos and Letters. 12. Reports & Proposals. 13. Writing Advertising Copy. 14. Newsletters. 15. Brochures. 16. Magazines. 17. Speeches and Other Presentations. Part VI: WRITING IN TURBULENT TIMES. 18. Crisis Communication. Appendix A: Readability Formulas. Appendix B: Copy Fitting.

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