Writing Opinion for Impact / Edition 1

Writing Opinion for Impact / Edition 1

by Conrad C. Fink, Fink Conrad
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Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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Writing Opinion for Impact / Edition 1

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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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)

Table of Contents

Part 1Setting the Scene1
1The Responsibilities of Opinion Writers3
2Identifying Issues for Comment21
3Reporting and Researching Your Opinions39
Part 2Writing to Win Readers59
4Writing Newspaper Editorials61
5Writing Magazine Editorials89
Part 3Writing Personal Columns111
6Commentary That Hits Hard115
7Amusing, Entertaining or Making 'em Cry143
8The Fun and Business of Sports165
Part 4Arts Reviews and Criticism191
9You and Arts Commentary193
Part 5Extra Dimensions in Commentary and Opinion221
10Specialty Columns and Comment223
11On Campus Today: How It's Done249
Part 6You and the Law: Write Defensively!265
12Avoiding Legal Traps for Opinion Writers267
Name Index285
Subject Index291

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Mr. Fink is one of the finest reporters to have ever worked in journalism. His classes at the Grady College of Journalism are legendary. Anyone interested in learning how to write opinion for impact would be well served by reading this book.