Feature Writing for Journalists

Author: Sharon Wheeler
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415336341
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns. With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415184458
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing, using many examples of previously published work, such as stories and reviews from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, periodicals and specialist trade journals.

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415460200
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covers the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message. This book includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style; how to write a news story which is informative; and tips on feature writing, from researching profiles to writing product round-ups.

Writing Feature Articles

Author: Brendan Hennessy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136025532
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415998987
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.

Interviewing for Journalists

Author: Sally Adams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134021468
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.

So You Want To Be A Journalist

Author: Bruce Grundy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139461405
Release Date: 2007-02-19
Genre: Social Science

This book is a practical, hands-on guide to the world of journalism, particularly for the beginner. It contains step-by-step instructions on writing for the news media, and practical advice and suggestions on all facets of reporting. It covers the basic skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and feature material, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design, the essentials of grammar, the law, and ethical and professional behaviour. The book uses numerous examples to demonstrate its points. It relies almost exclusively on the excellent work of student reporters to show what young people can achieve, despite not having the resources of large news organisations behind them. The book also highlights the efforts of some of the hundreds of students who have worked with the author over many years to produce fine examples of writing and reporting in the very best traditions of journalism.

How to Succeed in Newspaper Journalism

Author: David Stephenson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749425148
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Journalism

Essential reading for anyone with ambitions to break into one of the most competitive sectors in today's job market. Written by a working journalist with long experience in the national press, the book provides all the industry knowledge and expert advice and would-be journalists will need to enter the field. Reinforced by exercises to enable readers to test their skills and writing ability against the expert, the coverage includes everything from news reporting and writing general and specialist features, to leaders, personal columns and even photojournalism. With valuable tips throughout, sound advice on structuring a story and taking the right angle-plus a look at the overall market for newspapers and available training-this is the book of first resort for students or journalism, media studies and related courses, as well as their career advisors and tutors.

Specialist Journalism

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136509001
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine

Interviewing for Journalists

Author: Emma Lee-Potter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317232148
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right questions in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists – professionals, students and trainees – who write news stories and features for newspapers, magazines and online publications. In the age of digital journalism, where computer-based research is easily available, this new edition seeks to emphasise the value of getting out there, engaging with people directly and building relationships to create original and meaningful media content. Interviewing for Journalists highlights the many different approaches to interviewing, from vox pops and press conferences to news interviews and in-depth profiles. This third edition features brand new interviews with some of the most successful journalists in the industry, including Camilla Long of The Sunday Times, Heidi Blake of BuzzFeed UK, Brian Viner of the Daily Mail and award-winning freelance writers Cole Moreton and Stephanie Rafanelli. It covers every stage of interviewing, such as research, fixing interviews, structuring questions, body language, how to get vivid quotes and how to handle challenging interviews. The third edition of Interviewing for Journalists includes: advice on how to carry out face-to-face, telephone and online interviews; tips on taking notes, shorthand and recording interviews; guidance on dealing with different interviewees, such as celebrities, politicians and vulnerable people; interviewing tasks to put your journalistic skills into practice; a discussion of ethical and legal issues by Professor Tim Crook of Goldsmiths, University of London.

Reporting for Journalists

Author: Chris Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135277857
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. It is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.

Journalism Online

Author: Mike Ward
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136029691
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Online tackles the pressing question of how to apply fundamental journalism skills to the online medium. It provides an essential guide to the Internet as a research and publishing tool. In particular, it examines how to forge key journalism skills with the distinctive qualities of the World Wide Web to provide compelling web content. Trainee and practicing online journalists will learn: - core journalism skills of identifying, collecting, selecting and presenting news and information; - multimedia skills such as audio recording and editing; - online research methods including use of search tools, newsgroups and listservs; - story construction and writing for the Web; - an introduction to HTML; - web site design for the effective use of content. Journalism Online takes the best of the 'new' and 'old' media to provide an essential primer for this emerging discipline. Leading web designers such as Jakob Nielsen rub shoulders with established journalists like Harold Evans in the search for clear guidance in this rapidly developing field. It also provides a useful insight for non-news organisations into how to prepare and present effective web content and avoid the deepest pitfall of the online world - being ignored. Supplementary resources can be found on the book's supporting web site www.journalismonline.co.uk, which features additional exercises, useful links and reviews.

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

The 21st Century Journalism Handbook

Author: Tim Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317864776
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Social Science

Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. Convergence, online, the growth of magazine formats, challenges presented by technology and new demands in news and feature writing are all covered from conceptual and practical perspectives. A thorough grounding in the key debates and techniques is provided; while clear, no-nonsense practical advice helps you develop your journalism skills and make a success of your studies and career. Key Features: A combination of professional insight, academic study and practical exercises allows you to develop at your own pace Thinking it through activities at the end of each chapter allow you to think over the topics discussed and to think about how you could apply these skills Case studies and Closer Look boxes explore real-life examples in more depth Key points to remember and chapter summaries highlight the essential things you need to know Comprehensive but digestible coverage of the key elements of ethics, regulation and law ensures you are fully equipped with the essential frameworks for informed practice With an emphasis on developing the ‘whole journalist’, a creative and visual reporter who can think across different platforms, this text is ideal for all for journalism students training in newspapers, magazines and online reporting.

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Author: Tim Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136500695
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The new edition of Subediting and Production for Journalists is a concise, clear and contemporary introduction to the skills required for subediting newspapers, magazines and websites. Tim Holmes describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of print to the modern era of the internet browser and social media, and explores the many challenges for the sub working today. Using numerous practical examples drawn from print and online, Subediting and Production for Journalists introduces the various techniques employed by the sub to help make the written word stand out on the page, including: subbing news and features for sense and style writing headlines and sells making copy legally safe understanding production, using software packages and content management systems editing and rewriting stories for online publication creating suitable page furniture for websites handling and sizing pictures digitally handling audio and video. Subediting and Production for Journalists is the perfect guide for all those with an interest in subbing in today’s multimedia environments, as well as anyone wanting to see their words come to life.