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5th Edition

Writing and Editing for Digital Media




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ISBN 9781032114682
April 25, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
408 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this fifth edition, Brian Carroll explores writing and editing for digital media with essential information about voice, style, media formats, ideation, story planning, and storytelling.

Carroll explains and demonstrates how to effectively write for digital spaces and combines hands-on, practical exercises with new material on podcasting, multi-modal storytelling, misinformation and disinformation, and writing specifically for social media. Each chapter features lessons and exercises through which students can build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication provides opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. Broadened in scope, this new edition also speaks to writers, editors, public relations practitioners, social media managers, marketers, as well as to students aspiring to these roles and fields. Updated with contemporary examples and new pedagogy throughout, this is the ideal handbook for students seeking careers in digital media, particularly in content development and digital storytelling.

An essential text for students of media, communication, public relations, marketing, and journalism who are looking to develop their writing and editing skills for this ever-evolving industry.

The book also has an accompanying eResource that provides additional weekly activities, exercises, and assignments that give students more opportunity to put theory into practice.

Table of Contents

1. Writing for Digital Media: The Foundation; 2. Editing for Digital Media: Strategies; 3. Writing for Digital Media II: Tools and Techniques; 4. Editing for Digital Media II: Pulling It All Together; 5. Whiteboarding: Generating Ideas and Publishing the Story; 6. Journalism in a Digital Age; 7. Public Relations for a Digital Age; 8. Multi-Modal Storytelling; 9. Credibility in a "Post-truth" Era; 10. Navigating the Legal Landscape [To be updated].

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Biography

Brian Carroll is Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at Berry College, where he has taught since 2003. A former reporter, editor, and photographer, he is also the author of When to Stop the Cheering? The Black Press, the Black Community, and the Integration of Professional Baseball (2007) and The Sceptered Isle: Finding English National Identity in the Plays (2022), among other books. You can find him on the web at cubanxgiants.berry.edu and at wanderingrocks.wordpress.com.