English for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135012724
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential aspects of writing, from reporting speech to the house styles and jargon central to the language of journalism. Written in a highly accessible and engaging style, English for Journalists covers the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing, with all points illustrated through a series of concise and illuminating examples. The book features practical, easy to follow rules, the correct and incorrect ways to report stories, and examples of common mistakes and problem words in journalistic writing. The twentieth anniversary edition adds a new introduction to the work from author Wynford Hicks, as well as updated examples throughout to improve accessibility, and a revised first chapter on the state of English today. This is an essential guide to written English for all practicing journalists and students of journalism today.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136929632
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.

Exploring Journalism and the Media

Author: Lorrie Lynch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285225906
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduce your students to the exciting world of journalism using the hands-on, relevant approach of EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e. The instructional model presents timeless concepts and applications that will prepare students for scholastic journalism, as well as lay the ground work for future classes, jobs, and careers. Author Lorrie Lynch's experience as a USA Today journalist gives a unique perspective absent from most other journalism textbooks. Profiles of real journalists, authentic student writings from scholastic publications, 21st Century Career Skills, and discussion on legal issues and editorial ethics will help students connect to the curriculum. EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e will not only introduce students to the many different journalism career opportunities, but will also help them perform better in the classroom by providing academic connections, grammar tips, critical thinking activities, and writing activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134045617
Release Date: 2008-05-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Praise for the first edition: 'There are books that are badly written, books that are well written and books that you wish you'd written. This is one of the latter. Hicks and his co-writers produce a book that is a joy to read and is packed full of helpful advice.' – Chris Frost, Journalist 'You don't have to be a journalist to read this book. Anyone with an interest in improving their writing skills and developing a sense of good style will find it useful Wynford Hicks takes a no-nonsense, sleeves rolled up approach to writing which has no time for preciousness.' – Roy Johnson, Mantex 'Writing for Journalists neatly fills a gap in the market for a no-nonsense book for trainees written by trainers who genuinely understand the industry and who have moved with the times.' – Sharon Wheeler, Journalism Studies Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message – or the joke – goes on reading and comes back for more. It is a practical guide for all those who write for newspapers, periodicals and websites, whether students, trainees or professionals. This revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Based on critical analysis of news stories, features and reviews from daily and weekly papers, consumer magazines, specialist trade journals and a variety of websites, Writing for Journalists includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable tips on feature writing from researching profiles to writing product round-ups how to structure and write reviews a new chapter on writing online copy.

The Writer s Bible

Author: Anne Hart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595193059
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writer's Bible is a popular textbook, guide, and mentor to fiction, entertainment, and nonfiction writers in the new and print media. The book helps writers write their business plan as well as acquire skills. It's a career planning and writing-skills textbook and a popular book for authors headed for print-on-demand and traditional publishers as well as the electronic media. If you write fiction, nonfiction, drama, learning materials, multimedia, and digital media or for the Internet, you'll find the information in this book useful and timely. Here's how to be your own manuscript doctor and mentor, plan your writing career, acquire the skills to turn your writing into salable work, and acquire knowledge of how print-on-demand publishing works compared to traditional publishing, whether you write for the Internet and the new media (digital media) or for traditional publishing companies or yourself. Plan your writing career and get the skills you'll need to move ahead in the current atmosphere of the literary arena and the world of information dissemination and re-packaging. Every writer needs a Bible and role models as well as a map to navigate places that buy author's works.

Communication Skills in English

Author: A. K. S. Deima-Nyaho
Publisher: Partridge Africa
ISBN: 9781482875768
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Reference

This book is an attempt to satisfy the needs of all those who use English, especially journalists, by definition, and also all persons who work in the media as producers, writers, announcers, program officers, and readers. It is aimed at benefiting all persons connected with the media by employment other than the technical personnel. Specifically, the book is therefore primarily aimed at helping such persons as reporters, the rewrite men or subeditors, feature writers, and/or editors. Even newscasters or readers may also find it useful. By the media, therefore, is meant to refer to the newspaper, magazines, radio, and television. It may also be useful to film producers and actors who use English as their tool except if there is the need or deliberate cause to deviate from the normal usage.

Interviewing for Journalists

Author: Adams Sally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134021451
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Interviewing for Journalists details the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right question in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists – professionals, students and trainees – whether writing news stories or features for newspapers and magazines, print and web. Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the many types of interviewing, from the routine street interview, vox pop and press conference to the interview used as the basis of an in-depth profile. Drawing on previously published material and featuring interviews with successful columnists such as Emma Brockes, who writes for the Guardian and the New York Times and Andrew Duncan of Radio Times. Interviewing for Journalists covers every stage of interviews including research, planning and preparation, structuring questions, the importance of body language, how to get a vivid quote, checking material and editing it into different formats. Interviewing for Journalists includes: a discussion about the significance and importance of the interview for journalism advice on how to handle face-to-face interviewees with politicians, celebrities and vulnerable people advice on dealing with PRs how to carry out the telephone and online interview tips on note-taking and recording methods including shorthand a discussion of ethical, legal and professional issues such as libel, doorstepping, off-the-record briefings and the limits of editing a glossary of journalistic terms and notes on further reading.

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136369858
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do. Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes: *house style explained with model stylebook provided *examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clichés and pronoun confusion *subbing news and features for sense and style *editing quotes and readers' letters *projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts *checking pictures and writing captions *principles and methods of proofreading *making copy legally safe *understanding production and using software packages *website subbing *a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading

Interviewing for Journalists

Author: Sally Adams
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415229142
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Interviewing for Journalists addresses the central skill of asking the right question in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print journalists - professionals, students and trainees. The authors, both experienced journalists, explain the different types of interviewing, from the street interview, vox pop or press conference to the interview used as a basis for an in-depth profile. Drawing on examples of published material, and featuring interviews with a number of successful writers and columnists, the book covers every aspect of interviewing.

Die globale berwachung

Author: Glenn Greenwald
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426425169
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Political Science

Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.

Journalism in the Digital Age

Author: John Herbert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136029936
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203845776
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.