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English for Journalists

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

By Wynford Hicks

© 2013 – Routledge

202 pages

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About the Book

English for Journalists has established itself in newsrooms the world over as an invaluable guide to the basics of English and to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon, which are specific 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 advice with examples of common mistakes and problem words.

The twentieth anniversary edition features a new first chapter on the state of English today by author Wynford Hicks and includes updated examples to improve accessibility. This is an essential guide to written English for all practising journalists and students of journalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How this book began 1. What kind of English? 2. Grammar: The Rules 3. Grammar: Top 10 Mistakes 4. Grammar: Problems and Confusions 5. Spelling 6. Punctuation 7. Reporting Speech 8. Style 9. Words 10. Foreign Words 11. Figures Appendix: Bulletin Style Guide. Glossary of terms used in journalism Further reading

About the Author

Wynford Hicks has worked as a reporter, subeditor, feature writer, editor and editorial consultant in magazines, newspapers and books, and as a teacher of journalism specialising in the use of English, subediting and writing styles. He is the author of Writing for Journalists and Quite Literally, and the co-author of Subediting for Journalists.

About the Series

Media Skills

The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Editing & Proofreading
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies