Elements of News Writing (3rd Revised edition)

Elements of News Writing (3rd Revised edition)

By: James W. Kershner (author)Paperback

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Kershner� s The Elements of News Writing 3/e is a concise handbook that presents the essential rules of journalism, while offering in-depth analysis of the evolving industry. With comprehensive coverage from history to how-to, and discussions of new media, online journalism, blogging, and social networking, this text covers news writing from a 360 degree view.

The Elements of News Writing covers the basics of news writing without the extra verbiage. The author pays extra attention to grammar and usage, with easy-to-follow basic tips on writing forall types of �mass media, new and old.

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PART ONE: The Basics 1. What is News? 2. History of Journalism in the United States 3. The Role of the News Media in American Society 4. Kershner's Five Rules of Journalism 5. Basics of Good Journalism 6. A Stylebook Primer 7. How to Read a Newspaper PART TWO: Grammar and Usage 8. Commonly Misused Words 9. Punctuation 10. Punctuating Quotations 11. Active and Passive Voice 12. Spell Checkers PART THREE: Writing News Stories 13. How to Write a News Story in 15 Steps 14. How to Write a Strong Lead 15. How to Structure a News Story 16. How to Conduct an Interview PART FOUR: Covering Beats 17. How to Cover Meetings and Speeches 18. How to Cover the Police and Courts 19. How to Cover Disasters and Tragedies 20. How to Write Obituaries PART FIVE: Specialized Writing 21. How to Write Reviews and Criticism 22. How to Write Editorials and Columns 23. How to Write Feature Stories 24. How to Write Profiles 25. How to Market Feature Stories PART SIX: Editing Newspapers 26. How Newspapers Are Organized 27. How to Plan a Newspaper 28. How to Lay Out a Page 29. How to Write Headlines 30. How to Write Cutlines 31. How to Use Photos and Graphics 32. How to Edit Stories PART SEVEN: Advanced Topics 33. Legal Considerations in Journalism 34. Ethical Considerations in Journalism 35. The Future of the Mass Media 36. Tips From the Best Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/02/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780205781126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780205781126
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 0205781128
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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