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Good Writing for Journalists


January 2007 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 book is an essential purchase for the discerning journalist and journalism student.

 
PART I: THINKING ABOUT WRITING
 
Let's Hear It for Story Tellers
 
Constructing Stories
 
PART II: EXAMPLES OF GREAT WRITING
 
Reportage
 
General News Features
 
Topical Features
 
Investigative Features
 
Profiles and Celebrity Interviews
 
Arts, Sports and Music
 
Personal and Comment Columns

A well written, user friednyl book which will aid my students both in generic good writing skills and also subject specialism content.

Ms Wendy Knipe
Initial Te, Suffolk New College
February 20, 2012

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