Writing Opinion for Impact / Edition 1

Writing Opinion for Impact / Edition 1

by Conrad C. Fink, Fink Conrad
     
 

Good Editorial Writing has the potential to start a war -- or avoid one. Is it any wonder even the most experienced journalists find opinion writing important and fascinating? In this lively, practical book, author Conrad Fink provides the necessary guidance for translating the basics into opinion writing that is reasoned, forceful, responsible, engaging and readable.… See more details below

Overview

Good Editorial Writing has the potential to start a war -- or avoid one. Is it any wonder even the most experienced journalists find opinion writing important and fascinating? In this lively, practical book, author Conrad Fink provides the necessary guidance for translating the basics into opinion writing that is reasoned, forceful, responsible, engaging and readable. Today, newspapers and magazines publish writing very similar in substance, style and structure. Writing Opinion for Impact will therefore be valuable to students of opinion and editorial writing, critical writing, and personalized feature and column writing for newspapers and magazines alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813826066
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Conrad C. Fink, is Professor, William S. Morris Chair of Newspaper Strategy and Management at the University of Georgia Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication., and director of the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management Studies. Widely experienced in both the newspaper industry and academe, Professor Fink is the author of eight journalism textbooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1The Responsibilities of Opinion Writers3
2Identifying Issues for Comment21
3Reporting and Researching Your Opinions39
4Writing Newspaper Editorials61
5Writing Magazine Editorials89
6Commentary That Hits Hard115
7Amusing, Entertaining or Making 'em Cry143
8The Fun and Business of Sports165
9You and Arts Commentary193
10Specialty Columns and Comment223
11On Campus Today: How It's Done249
12Avoiding Legal Traps for Opinion Writers267
Name Index285
Subject Index291

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