Associated Press sports writing handbook

Author: Steve Wilstein
Publisher: Schaum's Outline Series
ISBN: 0071372180
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by a veteran Associated Press sports writer, this handbook arms aspiring and working sports reporters, broadcasters, and photographers with exactly what they need to know to make it to the top in the glamorous and exciting world of sports journalism. With the help of dozens of fascinating and instructive quotes and war stories, contributed by heavy hitters like Dave Goldberg, Jim Litke, Alan Robinson, Joan Ryan, and other top AP sports reporters, the book tutors readers in the core techniques and methodology of sports writing, while at the same time exploring the important professional aspects of the business: how to get started and make a name for yourself; local, national, and feature writing; how the Internet is changing the face of sports writing; and where the business is headed over the next decade.

Associated Press reporting handbook

Author: Jerry Schwartz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0071372172
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From dailies, to specialized monthlies and quarterlies, to online journals, there are now more venues for disseminating information than ever before—all of them in need of qualified reporters. Written for a new generation of journalists, this handbook schools readers in the art and science of reporting as practiced at the world’s largest and oldest news service. Written by an ace reporter with over 20 years on the job, it provides expert guidance and all the tools needed to successfully investigate and report on newsworthy events, locally, nationally, and internationally, including traditional pencil-and-paper technique as well as cutting-edge computer-assisted reporting technologies. Throughout, the book is enriched by insightful tips and anecdotes from veteran AP reporters such as trial writer Linda Deutsch, national writer and Pulitzer winner Charles J. Hanley, special correspondent Mort Rosenblum, space writer Marcia Dunn, and others.

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 --

The Journalist s Handbook

Author: Christopher Browne
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713649496
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reference

A handbook providing advice on how to acquire the skills needed for success in journalism, how to gain your first media post as well as some lively assignments to launch you on your career. On-the-job topics such as covering a major fire, reporting a political speech, writing about a company take-over and interviewing a celebrity are explored. Included is a guide to media law, privacy, public affairs, shorthand and local government and many stories of journalists, broadcasters and public relations officers who have succeeded. There is also a full list of useful organisations and training courses.

The Citizen Journalist s Photography Handbook

Author: Carlos Miller
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781571798
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Photography

With dramatic and exciting stories, Carlos Miller reveals the secrets behind successful citizen journalism. Whether you?re planning a publicity blitz for your cause, you?re interested in the down-and-dirty practices of the police, or just want to be prepared for the moment you?re the first on the scene, this book has everything you?ll need to know to take newsworthy pictures and get them in front of a wide audience. You don?t need a DSLR camera - though they can be useful - what is essential for citizen journalism is a cool head, an eye for a great angle, and the initiative to capture the moment: let Carlos Miller show you how.

The Online Journalism Handbook

Author: Paul Bradshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317864110
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Social Science

How do we practice journalism in a digital world, in which the old 'rules' no longer apply? This text offers comprehensive, instructive coverage of the techniques and secrets of being a successful online journalist, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. Reflecting the vitality of the web, it will inspire you to acquire new skills and make sense of a transforming industry. Key Features: How to investigate and break stories online Learn to broadcast to millions using video and podcast How to blog like a pro Learn to manage and stimulate user-generated content Include and use social media in your toolkit How to dig out stories using data journalism Rise to the challenge of citizen journalism Make your journalism more interactive at every stage of the process Dedicated chapter for Law and Online Communication The Online Journalism Handbook is essential reading for all journalism students and professionals and of key interest to media, communication studies and more broadly the social sciences.

Associated Press Broadcast News Handbook

Author: Brad Kalbfeld
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028648439
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Originally available only to Associated Press members, this is the definitive guide to writing and delivering the news on radio, television, and other broadcast media. While the focus throughout is on the art of finding, researching, writing, editing, producing, and delivering authoritative, accurate, and exciting news stories, it also provides a wealth of information on key technical aspects involved, such as how to handle a microphone and how many tape recorders to carry in the field. An indispensable resource for students and experienced broadcast journalists alike, this Handbook also includes a comprehensive, quick-reference style guide covering the established norms and practices in punctuation, tone, diction, use of foreign terms, references, and much more.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

Author: Diane Winston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195395068
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Whether the issue is the rise of religiously inspired terrorism, the importance of faith based NGOs in global relief and development, or campaigning for evangelical voters in the U.S., religion proliferates in our newspapers and magazines, on our radios and televisions, on our computer screens and, increasingly, our mobile devices. Americans who assumed society was becoming more and more secular have been surprised by religions' rising visibility and central role in current events. Yet this is hardly new: the history of American journalism has deep religious roots, and religion has long been part of the news mix. Providing a wide-ranging examination of how religion interacts with the news by applying the insights of history, sociology, and cultural studies to an analysis of media, faith, and the points at which they meet, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media is the go-to volume for both secular and religious journalists and journalism educators, scholars in media studies, journalism studies, religious studies, and American studies. Divided into five sections, this handbook explores the historical relationship between religion and journalism in the USA, how religion is covered in different media, how different religions are reported on, the main narratives of religion coverage, and the religious press.

The Magazines Handbook

Author: Jenny McKay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136500138
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Magazines Handbook has firmly established itself as the essential introduction to the theories and practices of the modern magazine industry. This fully updated third edition comprehensively examines the business of publishing magazines today and the work of the contemporary magazine journalist. Jenny McKay draws examples from a broad range of publications to explore key jobs in the industry, covering everyone from the sub editor to the fashion assistant, as well as analysing the many skills involved in magazine journalism, including commissioning, researching, interviewing, and production. Updated specialist chapters discuss the growth and development of electronic publishing and online journalism, new directions in magazine design, photography and picture editing, and the most up to date legal frameworks in which magazine journalists must operate. The Magazines Handbook includes: • Interviews with magazine journalists, editors, and publishers • Advice on starting out and freelancing in the magazine industry • An analysis of ‘new journalism’ and reportage • A glossary of key terms and specialist concepts • Information on contacts, courses and professional training.

The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

Author: Eugenia Siapera
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118313947
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and future directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, business models, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that have emerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers and practitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics, organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range of countries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews of existing studies in the field

Reuters handbook for journalists

Author: Ian Macdowall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750605510
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics

Reuters Handbook for Journalists was compiled by he late Ian Macdowall, whose career with Reuters spanned 33 years as sub-editor, foreign correspondent and Chief News Editor. His last journalistic assignment was to adapt the contents of this book, originally written for Future journalists, for a wider audience. Intended to be a guide for reporters and editors of international news, it deals with the craft of news writing, the 'real-time' coverage of politics an economics, wars and natural disasters - and the whole range of human interest. Reuters Handbook for Journalists was compiled by he late Ian Macdowall, whose career with Reuters spanned 33 years as sub-editor, foreign correspondent and Chief News Editor. His last journalistic assignment was to adapt the contents of this book, originally written for Future journalists, for a wider audience. Intended to be a guide for reporters and editors of international news, it deals with the craft of news writing, the 'real-time' coverage of politics an economics, wars and natural disasters - and the whole range of human interest. The book is in four sections: * An A-Z guide which is fully cross-referenced * An appendix giving equivalents between metric and British and American measures * A glossary of technical terms * An appendix giving business abbreviations a comprehensive and invaluable reference booka comprehensive and invaluable reference book

Developmental Editing

Author: Scott Norton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226595160
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Reference

Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing. Author Scott Norton has worked with a diverse range of authors, editors, and publishers, and his handbook provides an approach to developmental editing that is logical, collaborative, humorous, and realistic. He starts with the core tasks of shaping the proposal, finding the hook, and building the narrative or argument, and then turns to the hard work of executing the plan and establishing a style. Developmental Editing includes detailed case studies featuring a variety of nonfiction books—election-year polemic, popular science, memoir, travel guide—and authors ranging from first-timer to veteran, journalist to scholar. Handy sidebars offer advice on how to become a developmental editor, create effective illustration programs, and adapt sophisticated fiction techniques (such as point of view, suspense, plotting, character, and setting) to nonfiction writing. Norton’s book also provides freelance copyeditors with a way to earn higher fees while introducing more creativity into their work lives. It gives acquisitions, marketing, and production staff a vocabulary for diagnosing a manuscript’s flaws and techniques for transforming it into a bestseller. And perhaps most importantly, Developmental Editing equips authors with the concrete tools they need to reach their audiences.

Investigative Reporter s Handbook

Author: Brant Houston
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319079659
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Published with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), The Investigative Reporters Handbook is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, this book shows students how to use fundamental news reporting and writing skills like gathering sources, tracking information, and interviewing to pursue investigative stories in a variety of beats from the government and education to healthcare, the environment and real estate. In addition to discussing the latest techniques and challenges in the profession, the fifth edition is now thoroughly streamlined, making it easier to locate the resources that investigative reporters need to get the story.