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Good Writing for Journalists

Good Writing for Journalists

January 2007 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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, colorful, or funny. Each piece is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners.

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