Writing to Deadline

The Journalist at Work

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 2377

Murray takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under deadline.

Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 3093

"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --

Trauma Journalism

On Deadline in Harm's Way

Author: Mark H. Massé

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441195203

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2874

The role of journalists in covering trauma and tragedy isn't new. Witnessing acts of violence, destruction and terror has long been the professional responsibility of countless print and broadcast reporters and photographers. But what is new is a growing awareness of the emotional consequences of such coverage on the victims, their families and loved ones, their communities, and on the journalists whose job it is to tell these stories. Trauma Journalism personalizes this movement with in-depth profiles of reporters, researchers and trauma experts engaged in an international effort to transform how the media work under the most difficult of conditions. Through biographical sketches concerning several significant traumatic events (Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school tragedy, 9/11, Iraq War, the South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina), students and working reporters will gain insights into the critical components of contemporary journalism practices affecting news judgment, news gathering techniques, as well as legal and ethical issues. Trauma Journalism calls for the creation - through ongoing education - of a culture of caring among journalists worldwide.

Writing for your readers

notes on the writer's craft from the Boston globe

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 5010

News to Me

Adventures of an Accidental Journalist

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452905509

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Journalist's Guide to American Law

Author: John T. Nockleby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136895337

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 6347

This easy-to-use guidebook offers an overview of American law that should find a place on the desk of any journalism student or professional journalist. The Journalist’s Guide to American Law provides an overview of major legal principles and issues in practical terms for journalists covering any aspect of the legal system. The book’s organization captures both the bird’s-eye view of the subject and offers an easy reference guide when the professional needs to understand a distinct legal concept. The areas covered range from professional concerns such as the First Amendment, cameras in the courtroom, Sunshine laws, and access to government documents to general legal matters such as the institutions of law and the lawmaking function of the judiciary, core constitutional principles such as separation of powers and judicial review, and the day-to-day functioning of courts. Equally at home on the desk of the general assignment reporter or the legal correspondent, as well as their producers and editors, the book equips the journalist with the knowledge required to translate complex legal notions into plain English.

The Editorial Eye

Author: Jane T. Harrigan,Karen Brown Dunlap

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312152703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

View: 7901

A complete guide to editing print and electronic media, The Editorial Eye teaches students the skills they need to become professional editors, from generating story ideas to correct comma placement. Much praised for its accessibility, this text covers essential editing skills in an engaging, student-friendly style. This thoroughly revised edition includes new coverage of electronic media and online news along with updated chapters on layout and design.

Newswriting on Deadline

Author: Tony Rogers

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 147

View: 2961

"Newswriting on Deadline" is filled with real-world newswriting exercises that prepare students for the stories they will cover on the job. Many of the exercises are based on actual events and most are designed to be written on a real deadline - in an hour or less. Each chapter focuses on a particular newspaper beat - police, courts, city hall - and opens with a set of tips for covering that specific beat. This is followed by a series of news writing exercises with a suggested deadline - anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Features Newswriting exercises give student the opportunity to write news stories based on actual events on a real deadline. Tips at the beginning of every chapter provide students with practical information on how to cover a specific newspaper beat. Profiles of real reporters give students a chance to hear from a professional journalist about how they cover their beat and write news stories on a tight deadline. Internet exercises allow students to use the Internet to do their own reporting and news writing. "Beyond the Classroom" feature in every chapter gives students examples of real-world stories they can cover.

Just a Journalist

On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Author: Linda Greenhouse

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674980336

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 169

View: 4565

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of transition in U.S. journalism. Calling herself "an accidental activist," she raises urgent questions about the role of journalists as citizens and participants in the world around them.

Business Journalism

How to Report on Business and Economics

Author: Keith Hayes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430263504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 8267

Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics is a basic guide for journalists working in countries moving to open-market economies, students in journalism courses, journalists changing direction from general news reporting to business and economic reporting, and bloggers. It also explains the differences in technique required for general reporters to deliver business news for text, TV, or radio. Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference to journalistic practice that covers everything from how to meet a deadline to getting answers from company or government officials who would rather not talk. It also provides background on specific knowledge that journalists should have to report on the business and the economy accurately and with insight. That includes understanding the major markets and how they work, learning to read a balance sheet, and getting the story even when a company or government sets up roadblocks. As Hayes demonstrates, effective journalists are story tellers who need to tell the story well while making certain they are providing the facts as they find them and understand them. Among other things, readers will also learn: How to write a business news story How to report business news on television How to report in a globalized business world How to get usable information from press conferences and briefings The basics of macroeconomics, the financial markets, and company-specific financial data How to dig for facts and get the story This book covers comprehensively the basics of business and economic reporting. With its insights and tips from Hayes and other veteran journalists, it’s a book that will remain on your shelf for years to come and help you acquire and cement career-enhancing skills. It will also help you hone your craft as you begin to write more sophisticated stories and take jobs of increasing responsibility.

Reporting Disaster on Deadline

A Handbook for Students and Professionals

Author: Kent Collins,Marty Steffens,Lee Wilkins,Greeley Kyle,Esther Thorson,Fred Vultee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805861661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

View: 4847

This essential resource is among the first to focus specifically and comprehensively on journalistic coverage of disasters. It demonstrates the application of scholarship and theory to professional practice, and includes a crash book template with logistical and information-collection requirements. --

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 2655

The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307424983

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 3006

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Everybody Writes

Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

Author: Ann Handley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111890561X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1872

Finally a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind of content that will make your business thrive. Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer. If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are all relying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are all writers. Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writing seem pedantic and ordinary? Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online words are our currency; they tell our customers who we are. Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us look stupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, or trustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum or discombobulated or flat-out boring. That means you've got to choose words well, and write with economy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And it means you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really, really well. That's true whether you're writing a listicle or the words on a Slideshare deck or the words you're reading right here, right now... And so being able to communicate well in writing isn't just nice; it's necessity. And it's also the oft-overlooked cornerstone of nearly all our content marketing. In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results. These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets — like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competent content. It's designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content — whether you're a big brand or you're small and solo. Sections include: How to write better. (Or, for "adult-onset writers": How to hate writing less.) Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you.) Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well. Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the book covers that, too. Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy content steeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Because publishing content and talking directly to your customers is, at its heart, a privilege. "Things Marketers Write": The fundamentals of 17 specific kinds of content that marketers are often tasked with crafting. Content Tools: The sharpest tools you need to get the job done. Traditional marketing techniques are no longer enough. Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartest businesses who know that great content is the key to thriving in this digital world.

The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452261589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 3836

Covers topic selection story dimensions, organization, and editing

Covering the Environment

How Journalists Work the Green Beat

Author: Robert L. Wyss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135598029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 2485

Covering the Environment serves as a primer for future and current journalists reporting on environmental issues across all types of media. This practical resource explains the primary issues in writing on the environment, identifies who to go to and where to find sources, and offers examples on writing and reporting the beat. It also provides background to help environmental journalists identify their audiences and anticipate reactions to environmental news. This primer emphasizes the role of environmental journalists not as environmental advocates but as reporters attempting to accurately and fairly report the news. Contents include: An overview and history of the environment and journalism, spotlighting the most significant issues in the beat Guidance on understanding environmental and health science, ranging from issues of risk, to scientific research and studies, to interviewing scientists Insights into government and regulatory communities and environmental advocates on all sides of the political spectrum Assistance in accessing public records and conducting computer-assisted reporting Guidance in writing the story for print, broadcast and Internet audiences An examination of the future of journalism and coverage of the environment. Observations and story excerpts from experienced journalists provide a "real world" component, illuminating the practice of environmental journalism. Additional features in each chapter include study questions, story assignments and resources for additional information. The book also provides a glossary of environmental, science, regulator and journalism terms, as well as a reference section and index. This resource has been developed to train advanced undergraduate and graduate journalism students to cover the science and environment community, writing print and broadcast stories to a general audience. It also serves as a guide for working journalists who cover the environment in their work.

How To Become A Good Journalist

Author: Raza Elahi

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126910250

Category: Journalism

Page: 80

View: 1166

The Big Thing

How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You're a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me

Author: Phyllis Korkki

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062384325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5007

A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects, and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion—including her own experience writing this book. Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a Big Thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real-life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projects—and the obstacles that threaten to derail success. In the course of creating her own Big Thing—this book—Korkki explores the individual and collaborative projects of others: from memoirs, art installations, and musical works to theater productions, small businesses, and charities. She identifies the main aspects of a Big Thing, including meaningful goals, focus and effort, the difficulties posed by the demands of everyday life, and the high risk of failure and disappointment. Korkki also breaks down components of the creative process and the characteristics that define it, and offers her thoughts on avoiding procrastination, staying motivated, scheduling a routine, and overcoming self-doubt and the restrictions of a day job. Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice, and a refreshing dose of honesty, The Big Thing doesn’t minimize the negative side of such pursuits—including the fact that big projects are hard to complete and raise difficult questions about one’s self-worth. Inspiring, wise, humorous, and good-natured, The Big Thing is a meditation on the importance of self-expression and purpose.

Making News at The New York Times

Author: Nikki Usher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472035967

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 7704

An ethnographic study of The New York Times' business desk provides a unique vantage point to see the future for news in the digital age.

Write to Learn

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9781413001730

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 5281

WRITE TO LEARN gives you a framework you can use to create original and compelling writing. Donald Murray, with his famous clear and succinct writing style, will show you how to move from an initial idea all the way to a final draft.