The Journalist's Craft: A Guide to Writing Better Stories

The Journalist's Craft: A Guide to Writing Better Stories

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This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms, and will cover everything from the fundamentals of reporting, writing and revising to more specialized elements like creating rhythm, cadence, and voice; employing dialogue and scene-building; and such devices as foreshadowing, symbols, and metaphors. Contributors are all veteran journalists, including Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, and several Pulitzer Prize-winners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581152227
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Edition description: Skyhorse Stationary
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Dennis Jackson has taught writing for 35 years and serves as Director of Journalism at the University of Delaware. He has edited six books on literature and writing and served as editor for three scholarly journals. He has written extensively for books, journals, newspapers, and magazines, and works as a writing coach for various media groups.

John Sweeney is the Public Editor for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a founder and current director of the Wilmington Writers' Workshop and is a past president of the Organization of News Ombudsmen. He has served as reporter, copy editor, news editor, editorial writer, and city editor at such newspapers as Bucks County Courier Times, Florida Times Union, and The News Journal. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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