Writing To Inform And Engage / Edition 1

Writing To Inform And Engage / Edition 1

by Conrad C. Fink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813340756

ISBN-13: 9780813340753

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Westview Press


Designed with the beginning journalism student in mind, this undergraduate textbook for fledgling reporters is a reference guide and an instructive text full of real-world examples and writing exercises. Conrad C. Fink, a longtime reporter and bureau chief with the Associated Press, leads intro journalism students through the basics of news writing, followed by

Overview


Designed with the beginning journalism student in mind, this undergraduate textbook for fledgling reporters is a reference guide and an instructive text full of real-world examples and writing exercises. Conrad C. Fink, a longtime reporter and bureau chief with the Associated Press, leads intro journalism students through the basics of news writing, followed by analytical, interpretive, and opinion writing, including specialty coverage—sports, science, business, technology, and profiles. This text makes use of a wide range of real-world examples and uses a direct, minimalist writing style developed by the author in 45 years of experience in journalism and teaching. Chapters include exercises that introduce students to a writing opportunity or problem, reproduce a real-life example of how a seasoned journalist handled it, then discuss the point made. In this wise and highly usable text, Fink will ease the path toward becoming a better writer—giving students the tools they need to communicate clearly and effectively in an ever-changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813340753
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Getting Ready
Know Your Audience
Know Your Subject
Sharpening Your Tools
Achieving Precision and Clarity
Becoming a Stylist
Capturing-and Holding-Their Attention
Hey, Reader! Look at This!
Lead Readers Gently by the Hand
Getting Started in Specialty Writing
Sports, Science, Business
Features, Profiles and "Soft" Pieces
Handling Longer Narratives
Writing that Explains and Advocates
Explanatory Writing in News
Writing Editorials
Writing Personal Commentary
Ethics, the Law, and You
Codes of Ethics, Rule of Law
Bibliography
Index

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