This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and anybody who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: *the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing and business writing *what it's like to step into the unknown and become self-employed *how to pitch your ideas to editors *how to brainstorm ideas *how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from successful freelance journalists and editors, plus a useful self-employment checklist.
Young reporters need not spend years struggling in obscurity to land coveted foreign assignments. In fact, technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents--stringers--for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets. The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent is the step-by-step manual that describes how to: *choose your region wisely *select the right equipment *establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad *make ends meet while filing stories to various media *prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones *work effectively with distant editors Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.
This guide offers step-by-step advice on how to break into print, how to develop ideas into publishable articles, how to sell them, and how to build a career as a freelance journalist. Written form the editor's point of view, the book is a source of insider knowledge for writers at all levels. The author reveals the best-selling feature subjects and what editors really want to buy. Practical tips are offered including: how to write an irresistible query letter; how to cope with a difficult interviewee; and how to illustrate features. Case studies provide real-life examples to illustrate the points made.
Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!
This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.
"So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers? The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing won't just show you how to survive your freelancing writing career--it will teach you how to truly thrive"--
Is it possible to give up your nine to five job and make more money as a full-time freelancer? Absolutely. Six-Figure Freelancing shows writers how to make the most of the ballooning freelance industry by adopting a business-like approach to their craft, while offering insightful, first-hand advice to help maximize time and profit. • Includes worksheets and templates to assess and establish the best possible business strategy • Advice on time management and repurposing material for multiple markets, as well as how to gain a competitive edge in a growing market
With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al Jazeera and its operations. Financed by one of the weathiest countries in the world, Al Jazeera quickly established itself as the premiere news channel in the Islamic world by covering events Arabs cared about in a way they had never seen before. However, accusations of ties to Al Qaeda continue to plague it. Their journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously. This the story behind the Arab news channel that makes the news.
The Magazines Handbook has firmly established itself as the essential introduction to the theories and practices of the modern magazine industry. This fully updated third edition comprehensively examines the business of publishing magazines today and the work of the contemporary magazine journalist. Jenny McKay draws examples from a broad range of publications to explore key jobs in the industry, covering everyone from the sub editor to the fashion assistant, as well as analysing the many skills involved in magazine journalism, including commissioning, researching, interviewing, and production. Updated specialist chapters discuss the growth and development of electronic publishing and online journalism, new directions in magazine design, photography and picture editing, and the most up to date legal frameworks in which magazine journalists must operate. The Magazines Handbook includes: • Interviews with magazine journalists, editors, and publishers • Advice on starting out and freelancing in the magazine industry • An analysis of ‘new journalism’ and reportage • A glossary of key terms and specialist concepts • Information on contacts, courses and professional training.
Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.
Rebellious Katie Darlene was the youngest of three children until her baby brother was born with a heart defect. The bright teenager tells her story of growing up in a military family during a time when boys are dying in Vietnam, men are landing on the moon for the first time and her father, a mess sergeant in the Air Force, is ordered to a remote mission to Alaska. They move to her fathers hometown in Texas to have access to a military hospital and to be near family. To complicate Kate's problems, her immediate family, led by a Yankee mother, is faced for the first time with Southernisms, especially involving race relations. The feisty Kate- which is pronounced Kite in a Texas accent- keeps readers captivated and cheering for her throughout. Her story recalls eighteen months in a town full of people who can't help but admire her but wish she'd hurry up and conform so she will become the precious young lady they all know she can be. Life with her is never dull as Kite shares intimate moments such as when she tries to shave her legs, learns how to deceitfully fill the top of her first formal, experiences her first kiss and discovers boys can be teased without any effort at all. She takes life as it comes and tries to make it bend to her will. This isn't easy for a person who is colorblind in a segregated town. Her story is something to be cherished and pondered. The book is full of emotion as she struggles through a time in the late sixties when the raging Vietnam war was taking away boys as soon as they turned eighteen and wasnt always sending them home. The blood, sweat and tears of the civil rights movement was flooding much of the country and causing enormous change. But it had made not a trickle into some small towns, including where Kite must live while her father is away. Kites life changes rapidly. She would have preferred her biggest worry be about how to wear her hair. But, she can't keep societal changes out of the context of her personal life. She cant just be a kid anymore, with a hula hoop and a bag of jax. The story begins with a forward explaining the workings of her family, opens a door into her personality and tells how Kite came to live in a small Texas town in 1968 where no one seemed to know about the Beatles or that racism was against the law. She is accepted in the town because she is kin to almost everyone. Her Texas kinfolk believe there is one Glory Child born into their family each generation that is destined for some kind of greatness. Kite seems to be the chosen one since she is beautiful, has a genius I.Q. and is very outspoken. Kite takes this Glory Child business all in stride, mostly because that is her personality and the title loses significance to her since her father was supposedly his generations Glory Child and she knew of nothing exceptional he ever did. Kite does appreciate being accepted and enjoys - as most teens would - fitting in as quickly as possible. Especially since her parents moved her into such a peculiar place where people speak slower and think unlike anyone shes met while growing up on multi-ethnic Air Force bases. The transition is not as easy for the rest of her family and her mother is somewhat of an outcast since she comes from a state that fought against the confederacy. A confusing point for Kite who thought the war between the states was over except for its historical relevance. The story moves quickly with something consequential occurring on each page as Kite and the town grow up together. The people are unusual but real. Kite is an honest soul and does not hold back as she moves the story along with her innocent and often self-centered insights into a complicated world when perspectives about women, race and other important issues were changing in a way that would affect generations to come.
In 1995, high-flying British journalist Toby Young left London for New York to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Other Brits had taken Manhattan - Alistair Cooke, Tina Brown, Anna Wintour - so why couldn't he? Surely, it would only be a matter of time before the Big Apple was in the palm of his hand. But things did not go according to plan. Within the space of two years he was fired from Vanity Fair, banned from the most fashionable bar in the city and couldn't get a date for love or money. Even the local AA group wanted nothing to do with him. How To Lose Friends & Alienate People is Toby Young's hilarious account of the five years he spent steadily working his way down the New York food chain, from glossy magazine editor to crash-test dummy for interactive sex toys. But it's not just a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes. It's also a seditious attack on the culture of celebrity from inside the belly of the beast. Not since Bonfire of the Vanities has the New York A-list been so mercilessly lampooned - and it all really happened!
The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews' former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created plenty of room for innovation and change in the realm of culture. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, and they became heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By isolating the years between the World Wars and examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of people, places, and events as "Jewish" accompanied the crises occurring in the wake of Austria-Hungary's collapse, with profound effects on Austria's cultural legacy. In some cases, the consequences of this marking resulted in grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for example, was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his father years before he became a world-famous photographer. And the men who shot and killed writer Hugo Bettauer and philosopher Moritz Schlick received inadequate punishment for their murderous deeds. But engagements with the terms of Jewish difference also characterized the creation of culture, as shown in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The City without Jews and its film adaptation, other texts by Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances at the Salzburg Festival and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. By examining the lives, works, and deeds of a broad range of Austrians, Lisa Silverman reveals how the social codings of politics, gender, and nation received a powerful boost when articulated along the lines of Jewish difference.
Centred on the relationship between the personal lives of the writers John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and D. H. Lawrence and the works they produced this intriguing study develops a portrait of a circle of writers who significantly influenced t
Eine Legende wird Wirklichkeit, und ein uraltes Geheimnis beschwört einen Bürgerkrieg herauf! Cotton Malone muss einen amerikanischen Agenten ausfindig machen, der bei dem Auftrag, einen Geschäftsmann zu observieren, spurlos verschwand. Er bekommt dabei unerbetene Hilfe von dem jungen, draufgängerischen Geheimdienstler Luke. Gleichzeitig werden in Utah Überreste der frühesten Mormonensiedlungen entdeckt, die bisher als bloße Legende galten. Der Fund bringt ganz Washington zum Brodeln, denn er scheint der Beweis zu sein für ein geheimes Abkommen, das auf Präsident Abraham Lincoln zurückgeht und das die Macht hat, die USA erneut in einen verheerenden Bürgerkrieg zu stürzen ...
A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).
A must read contributionn on contemporary history. Juergen Corleis (1929 - 2011) was an acclaimed journalist and documantary film maker. Corleis has also been a press photographer and a foreign correspondent for radio and print media. His acclaimed documentary on the horrors of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen is still shown at the information centre at the camp and has been seen by millions. In his autobiography he reports on his work from Hitler to Howard's end. ""Where better to hide a young German teenager with Jewish heritage from the Nazis during the war than inside a Nazi school?"" "My point of view is: believing in the superiority of your own race, religion, ideology or way of life allows you to treat others inhumanely. I never accepted that the Germans were the master race, or the United States God's own country, or the Jews the chosen people. ""What we observe today is the widespread acceptance of discrimination""