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Writing To Inform And Engage

The Essential Guide To Beginning News And Magazine Writing, 1st Edition

By Conrad C. Fink


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Designed with the beginning journalism student in mind, this undergraduate textbook for fledgling reporters is a reference guide and an instructive text full of real-world examples and writing exercises. Conrad C. Fink, a longtime reporter and bureau chief with the Associated Press, leads intro journalism students through the basics of news writing

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GETTING READY, Know Your Audience, Know Your Subject, PART TWO: SHARPENING YOUR TOOLS, Achieving Precision and Clarity, Becoming a Stylist, PART THREE: CAPTURING-AND HOLDING-THEIR ATTENTION, Hey, Readers! Look at This!, Lead Readers Gently by the Hand, PART FOUR: GETTING STARTED IN SPECIALTY WRITING, Sports, Science, Business, PART FIVE: FEATURES, PROFILES AND "SOFT" PIECES, Handling Longer Narratives, PART SIX: WRITING THAT EXPLAINS AND ADVOCATES, Explanatory Writing in News, Writing Editorials, Writing Personal Commentary, PART SEVEN: ETHICS, THE LAW, AND YOU, Codes of Ethics, Rule(s) of Law

About the Author

Conrad C. Fink received the Freedom Forum's Journalism Educator of the Year Award in 2002.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General