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Good Writing for Journalists

Good Writing for Journalists

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December 2006 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'The ultimate book on the creative skills of journalism'
- Writing Magazine

'Useful and timely... it is refreshing to discover a book so overtly designed to inspire students to think about what can make writing good - or even great.'
- Media International Australia

This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling and the stylistic conventions of 'everyday' journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colourful or funny. Each piece will be contextualised and analysed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners.

This book will inspire those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing will be introduced, in chapters organised by genre - profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and 'lifestyle' among them.

Phillip's book sees itself as a natural successor to Wolfe & Johnson's seminal The New Journalism (1975). By adopting a larger sweeping and tailoring itself for the contemporary journalistic arena, this book will be an essential purchase for the discerning journalist and journalism student.

Let's Hear It for Story Tellers
Constructing Stories
General News Features
Topical Features
Investigative Features
Profiles and Celebrity Interviews
Arts, Sports and Music
Personal and Comment Columns

A well written, user friednyl book which will aid my students both in generic good writing skills and also subject specialism content.

Ms Wendy Knipe
Initial Te, Suffolk New College
February 20, 2012

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