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3rd Edition

Writing for Journalists

ISBN 9781138932104
Published March 29, 2016 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish.

Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes:

  • chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery
  • expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform
  • top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals
  • an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing
  • an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading

This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Writing news  3. Writing features Sally Adams  4. Writing columns and blogs  5. Writing reviews Harriett Gilbert  6. Writing for digital publication – shortform Tim Holmes  7. Writing for digital publication - longform Jane Bentley  8. Style  Glossary of terms used in journalism  Further reading

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Wynford Hicks is the author of various books on journalism and writing including English for Journalists (Routledge, 2013), now in its fourth edition, and Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them (Routledge, 2004).