Writing for Journalists
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Writing for Journalists by Wynford Hicks
Book DescriptionPraise for the first edition: 'There are books that are badly written, books that are well written and books that you wish you'd written. This is one of the latter. Hicks and his co-writers produce a book that is a joy to read and is packed full of helpful advice.' - Chris Frost, Journalist 'You don't have to be a journalist to read this book. Anyone with an interest in improving their writing skills and developing a sense of good style will find it useful Wynford Hicks takes a no-nonsense, sleeves rolled up approach to writing which has no time for preciousness.' - Roy Johnson, Mantex 'Writing for Journalists neatly fills a gap in the market for a no-nonsense book for trainees written by trainers who genuinely understand the industry and who have moved with the times.' - Sharon Wheeler, Journalism Studies Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message - or the joke - goes on reading and comes back for more. It is a practical guide for all those who write for newspapers, periodicals and websites, whether students, trainees or professionals. This revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Based on critical analysis of news stories, features and reviews from daily and weekly papers, consumer magazines, specialist trade journals and a variety of websites, Writing for Journalists includes: * advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style * how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable * tips on feature writing from researching profiles to writing product round-ups * how to structure and write reviews * a new chapter on writing online copy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415460217
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wynford Hicks
English for Journalists, Paperback (May 2013)
This is a guide to the basics of English, as well as to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon, which are specific to the language of journalism. It covers the fundamentals of grammar, the use of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing.
Quite Literally, Paperback (October 2012)
Concentrating on writing rather than speech, Wynford Hicks examines the usage of uncommon words, slang, & constructions that challenge conventional rules of grammar. When can it be right to split an infinitive, use jargon, or adopt a euphemism? And does the Queen speak the Queen's English?
Interviewing for Journalists, Paperback (April 2009)
Details the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right question in the right way. This title focuses on the many types of interviewing, from the routine street interview, vox pop and press conference to the interview used as the basis of an in-depth profile. It is suitable for the print and online journalists.
Subediting and Production for Journalists, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Wynford Hicks
Presents an introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. This title describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains what the sub has to do. It introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines.
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Author Biography - Wynford Hicks
Wynford Hicks is the author of various books on journalism and writing including English for Journalists, now in its third edition, and Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them
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