Writing to Deadline: The Journalist at Work / Edition 1

Writing to Deadline: The Journalist at Work / Edition 1

by Donald Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325002258

ISBN-13: 9780325002255

Pub. Date: 04/20/2000

Publisher: Heinemann

Writing to Deadline takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under demanding restrictions of time and space. This is an essential book for working journalists, professors and students of journalism, directors of newspaper inservice writing

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Writing to Deadline takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under demanding restrictions of time and space. This is an essential book for working journalists, professors and students of journalism, directors of newspaper inservice writing programs, and anyone who wants to learn more about:

  • the news-writing process
  • reporting and writing for surprise
  • focusing your story
  • draft writing
  • editing and fine-tuning
  • case studies of real journalists at work.
Combining his knowledge as a composition researcher and theorist with his practical experience as a teacher and journalist, Donald Murray both explains and demonstrates the writing process as he allows the reader to look over his shoulder - and the shoulders of other journalists - as they practice the craft of the immediate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002255
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
795,724
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1. The Journalist's Craft

The Process of Newswriting

EXPLORE: Report for Surprise

FOCUS: Find the Tension

REHEARSE: Writing Before Writing

DRAFT: Write for Surprise

DEVELOP: Work on What Works

CLARIFY: Represent the Reader

How to Remain An Apprentice

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