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Good Writing for Journalists

by Angela Phillips SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2006
ISBN:
9781412919173
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
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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.

CONTENTS
Section One: Thinking About Writing / Lets hear it for Story Tellers / Constructing Stories / Section Two: Examples of Great Writing / Reportage / General News Features / Topical Features / Investigative Features / Profiles and Celebrity Interviews / Arts Sports and Music / Comment and Personal Columns / Section One: Thinking About Writing / Lets hear it for Story Tellers / Constructing Stories / Section Two: Examples of Great Writing / Reportage / General News Features / Topical Features / Investigative Features / Profiles and Celebrity Interviews / Arts Sports and Music / Comment and Personal Columns

Angela Phillips runs all the print journalism programmes and the journalism MA. She has been a journalist for over thirty years, starting in the alternative press of the 1970s and moving on to work for national newspapers, magazines, television and radio (the BBC and independents). She trained initially as a photographer and worked for several years as a photojournalist before moving mainly into print. She was a awarded an MA in Media and Cultural Studies on 2003. She currently freelances for the Guardian newspaper and contributes to ‘Comment is Free’ the Guardian’s blog site.