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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813826066
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 The Responsibilities of Opinion Writers 3
2 Identifying Issues for Comment 21
3 Reporting and Researching Your Opinions 39
4 Writing Newspaper Editorials 61
5 Writing Magazine Editorials 89
6 Commentary That Hits Hard 115
7 Amusing, Entertaining or Making 'em Cry 143
8 The Fun and Business of Sports 165
9 You and Arts Commentary 193
10 Specialty Columns and Comment 223
11 On Campus Today: How It's Done 249
12 Avoiding Legal Traps for Opinion Writers 267
Name Index 285
Subject Index 291
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