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: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317394198
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish. Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes: chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.

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.

Journalistic Writing

Author: Robert M. Knight
Publisher: Marion Street Press
ISBN: 9781933338385
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --

Ethics for Journalists

Author:
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134085439
Release Date: 2008-10-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethics for Journalists tackles many of the issues which journalists face in their everyday lives – from the media's supposed obsession with sex, sleaze and sensationalism, to issues of regulation and censorship. Its accessible style and question and answer approach highlights the relevance of ethical issues for everyone involved in journalism, both trainees and professionals, whether working in print, broadcast or new media. Ethics for Journalists provides a comprehensive overview of ethical dilemmas and features interviews with a number of journalists, including the celebrated investigative reporter Phillip Knightley. Presenting a range of imaginative strategies for improving media standards and supported by a thorough bibliography and a wide ranging list of websites, Ethics for Journalists, second edition, considers many problematic subjects including: representations of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, mental health and suicide ethics online – ‘citizen journalism’ and its challenges to ‘professionalism’ controversial calls for a privacy law to restrain the power of the press journalistic techniques such as sourcing the news, doorstepping, deathknocks and the use of subterfuge the handling of confidential sources and the dilemmas of war and peace reporting.

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.

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.

Research Skills for Journalists

Author: Vanessa Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317294511
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Social Science

Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.

Good Writing for Journalists

Author: Angela Phillips
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412919177
Release Date: 2007-01-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling, and the stylistic conventions of ‘everyday’ journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colorful, or funny. Each piece is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book inspires those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing are introduced, in chapters organized by genre – profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and ‘lifestyle’ among them.

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.

Writing for Digital Media

Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135851354
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for online audiences—whether they are crafting a story for the website of a daily newspaper or a personal blog. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that the Internet has introduced new opportunities for dynamic storytelling as digital media have blurred roles of media producer, consumer, publisher and reader. Using the tools and strategies discussed in this book, students are able to use their insights into new media audiences to produce better content for digital formats and environments. Fundamentally, this book is about good writing—clear, precise, accurate, filled with energy and voice, and aimed directly at an audience. Writing for Digital Media also addresses all of the graphical, multimedia, hypertextual and interactive elements that come into play when writing for digital platforms. Learning how to achieve balance and a careful, deliberate blend of these elements is the other primary goal of this text. Writing for Digital Media teaches students not only how to create content as writers, but also how to think critically as a site manager or content developer might about issues such as graphic design, site architecture, and editorial consistency. By teaching these new skill sets alongside writing fundamentals, this book transforms students from writers who are simply able to post their stories online into engaging multimedia, digital storytellers. For additional resources and exercises, visit the Companion Website for Writing for Digital Media at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415992015.

Journalism Workbook

Author: Brendan Hennessy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136024573
Release Date: 1995-05-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using practical assignments, the authors take each area of journalism, and demonstrate the world which awaits journalists in the early years of their careers. Each of the assignments spins off a number of tasks which are presented to the reader in the form of briefings, and can be used as a basis for further study. Notes and references are provided with each of the tasks to guide the student and help them understand fully each area of practice. There are also exercises on page planning and design. Workshop projects and study programmes outline ways in which students and trainees in groups or singly can analyse newspaper content, build up readership profiles and consider different methods of practice, social and political attitudes to the media, press regulations and press economics. This book will also be an invaluable purchase for students using distance learning packs.

Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135676773
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.

Writing Feature Stories

Author: Matthew Ricketson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741152860
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible.

Journalism of Ideas

Author: Daniel Reimold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136206283
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism of Ideas is a comprehensive field guide for brainstorming, discovering, reporting, digitizing, and pitching news, opinion, and feature stories within journalism 2.0. With on-the-job advice from professional journalists, activities to sharpen your multimedia reporting skills, and dozens of story ideas ripe for adaptation, Dan Reimold helps you develop the journalistic know-how that will set you apart at your campus media outlet and beyond. The exercises, observations, anecdotes, and tips in this book cover every stage of the story planning and development process, including how news judgment, multimedia engagement, records and archival searches, and various observational techniques can take your reporting to the next level. Separate advice focuses on the storytelling methods involved in data journalism, photojournalism, crime reporting, investigative journalism, and commentary writing. In addition to these tricks of the trade, Journalism of Ideas features an extensive set of newsworthy, timely, and unorthodox story ideas to jumpstart your creativity. The conversation continues on the author’s blog, College Media Matters. Reimold also shows students how to successfully launch a career in journalism: the ins and outs of pitching stories, getting your work published, and navigating the post-graduation job search. Related sections of the book highlight the art of freelancing 2.0, starting an independent site, blogging, constructing quality online portfolios, securing internships, and building a social media following.