Professional Feature Writing

This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers.

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415998987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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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.

21st Century Feature Writing

Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose.

Author: Carla Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205380158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Relying on the basic principles of journalism, Feature Writing makes feature writing accessible for students through a combination of student and professional examples. While most other texts focus on high-level professional feature writing, "Feature Writing" focuses on entry-level writing, a skill that students will need to develop for their early careers. Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose. Students will gain confidence as they study features written at an accessible level as well as gain insight from exemplary professional writing examples. Features Provides over 40 examples of feature writing, demonstrating a variety of feature stories and how they are written. Features student-written examples in every chapter, allowing students to see other students' work and gain confidence in their own writing abilities. Includes "Chat Room" sections that provide questions and activities to help students analyze feature writing and develop their own feature stories. Includes "Help!" sections at the end of each chapter that highlight and define important terms and concepts. About the Author Carla Johnson, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (1988), worked for 25 years as a special assignment and freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines, at the same time teaching journalism at the high school and college levels. She has also worked as publicity director for Lake Michigan College and been lead arts reviewer for The South Bend Tribune. For the past 14 years she has been a full-time faculty member at Saint Mary's College in Indiana, teaching courses for both the English and Communication departments, including Writing for Advertising and Public Relations, Feature Writing, Media Writing, and Magazine Writing. As Professional Writing Specialist and Internship Coordinator for the English department, she oversees students' professional writing experiences and teaches seminars in professional writing, publishing, and portfolio building.

Writing Feature Articles

Professional. Code. of. Conduct. THE PUBLIC INTEREST The NUJ's Code of
Conduct has set out the main principles of British and Irish journalism since 1936.
It is part of the rules and all journalists joining the union must sign that they will ...

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136025549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

Professional News Writing

OF RELATED INTEREST . . . for professional journalists , free - lance writers , and
students Also by Bruce Garrison : PROFESSIONAL FEATURE WRITING This
imaginative volume provides a detailed examination of what makes good ...

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015018983323

Category: Journalism

Page: 407

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Feature and Magazine Writing

WRITING. THE. HOW-TO. FEATURE. Your takeaway . . . “Service” articles help
readers solve problems and achieve ... Some people want to look younger longer
; others hope to achieve professional success faster so they can buy a larger ...

Author: David E. Sumner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444359084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This fully revised and updated edition of Feature and Magazine Writing covers everything from finding original ideas to locating expert sources. With fresh perspectives and advice from professional writers and editors, this colorfully-written introduction is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer. Includes chapters on connecting content to the calendar, writing for online publications, trends, issues and controversies, and writing dramatic stories New chapters in this edition include 'How To Find A Magazine Job', 'Last Chance: The Final Draft', and 'Writing for Trades, Associations and Organizations' New sections in this edition include 'Improving Your Pizzazz and 'Original Research = Original Articles'

Professional Development Reflection and Decision making for Nurses

Activity In practice professions, however, writing is not noted as being a strong
feature of professional practice. Whilst there is research writing, writing clinical
records and writing reports, practitioners tend not to have a culture of writing
about ...

Author: Melanie Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118307786

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection andDecision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction toprofessional development, reflective practice and clinicaldecision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflectionand Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflectivepractice and decision-making underlying professional nursingdevelopment. Separate chapters on reflective writing,evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfoliosdemonstrate the inter-relationship between professional developmentand professional practice. It is aimed at both student andqualified nurses, recognising that professional development is alife-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to helppractitioners think critically about their actions, work withinprofessional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and planfor their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development,reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in orderto become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and casestudies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Professional Development Reflection and Decision Making in Nursing and Healthcare

brought with them the need for nurses to have a documented record of their
professional development over a 3-year period, available for audit purposes if
requested. This puts ... Activity Take a few minutes to think about the features of
writing.

Author: Melanie Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118303276

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy-to-follow, jargon-free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.

Professional News Reporting

For Sheryl James, 39yearold news features writer for the St. Petersburg Times,
the subtle art of persuading a source to be ... The series impacted the community
and her professional peers by winning the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136690976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Because reporting is changing, this volume offers readers a thorough introduction to the rapidly evolving world of gathering information for local news organizations. This easy-to-read text is filled with contemporary examples and solid advice for the beginning reporting student. Designed for students with a foundation in news writing, it provides chapters on such basics as news research, interviewing, and observation skills. It further offers a chapter on the use of personal computers as research and reporting tools. Readers will find useful tips and examples written by award-winning professional journalists that reflect the numerous changes in the art and science of information gathering in the past decade.

Subediting and Production for Journalists

Professional feature writers, particularly columnists, are usually paid well
because they write well (and celebrities who can't write have ghost writers to do
the hard work for them). But even good feature writers sometimes need help with
the odd ...

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136369926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do. Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes: *house style explained with model stylebook provided *examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clichés and pronoun confusion *subbing news and features for sense and style *editing quotes and readers' letters *projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts *checking pictures and writing captions *principles and methods of proofreading *making copy legally safe *understanding production and using software packages *website subbing *a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading

Subediting for Journalists

Professional feature writers , particularly columnists , are usually paid well
because they write well ( and celebrities who can't write have ghost writers to do
the hard work for them ) . But even good feature writers sometimes need help
with the ...

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415240859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Subediting for Journalistsis a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do. Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalistsintroduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes: *house style explained with model stylebook provided *examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clichés and pronoun confusion *subbing news and features for sense and style *editing quotes and readers' letters *projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts *checking pictures and writing captions *principles and methods of proofreading *making copy legally safe *understanding production and using software packages *website subbing *a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading

A Text Book Of Professional Communication

7 Technical Communication Nature , Origin , Definition , Scope , Development ,
Salient Feature , Technical Writing versus General Writing . Form of Technical
Communication : Reports : Types , Significance , Structure and Style ; Writing of ...

Author: Subhash Ranade

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176256269

Category:

Page: 635

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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines

Then Foxborough hurries out to her first professional feature interview . Just over
an hour later , she returns to the newspaper with her assorted pages of interview
notes . Three hours after that , the mechanic ' s story is told to the Chronicle ' s ...

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000038777946

Category: Feature writing

Page: 351

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A text for undergraduate feature-writing classes, also useful for freelance writers. Award-winning newspaper and magazine features illustrate writing principles in chapters on getting ideas, differences between the magazine article and the newspaper feature, interviewing, marketing articles, and writing and rewriting. This third edition contains an overview of the profession, and coverage of writing styles, legal and ethical issues, and computerized research. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Publishing the Professional Journal Or Newsletter

Chapter 3 Feature writing The most recognizable difference between newswriting
and feature writing is the time factor . A news story provides you with new and
current information on a particular topic in an efficient , no - nonsense manner .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016325923

Category: Newsletters

Page: 185

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Writing Skills for Social Workers

In this book we take a contextual approach to written communication in social
work practice;we consider this to be an important and innovative feature. We
emphasize how writing practices are both shaped by professional purposes and,
in turn ...

Author: Karen Healy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240632

Category: Education

Page: 224

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`This work provides some tools for sharpening thinking, writing and practice. It is a readable, accessible and highly relevant text, suitable for all social workers' - Professional Social Work `This book will become a key reference text for many social workers both while studying and as established professionals. A well -thumbed text on the bookshelf!' - Janice West, Glasgow Caledonian University Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes, and to write effectively for a range of audiences, such as clients, team members, magistrates and policy makers. Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice, and to enhance social workers' written communication skills. The book adopts a logical progression, and each chapter identifies and contextualises the practical skills needed at specific points in training and practice. Overall it will encourage the development of writing skills and techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Key features of the book include: " training in core professional writing tasks, particularly case-notes, report and proposal writing " guidance in advanced writing skills, such as writing literature reviews, journal articles, conference papers and funding applications. " a discussion of ethical issues and values, including client confidentiality, privacy and empowerment " advice on using these skills to contribute to the formal knowledge base of social work through the publication of research. By adopting a practical approach the authors have included a number of pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, writing tips for specific tasks, and guidelines for further reading. This engaging book satisfies statutory requirements for training and continuing professional development. It will therefore be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.

Teacher Lore and Professional Development for School Reform

This concerns the teaching of writing. It was extremely beneficial for me as a
writing teacher to again experience the process of writing, one feature of the
Writing Project that makes it so valuable to teachers. I had not allowed myself the
luxury ...

Author: Joye J Alberts

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897895096

Category: Education

Page: 189

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The power of the stories of teachers and students in the classroom--teacher lore--is inspiring and is the starting place for real reform in education.

Revision History Theory and Practice

Alice Horning A key feature of professional writers' working strategies for writing
that distinguishes them from student or novice writers is their ap- proach to
revision. No professional writer would ever consider submitting for publication or
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602352759

Category:

Page:

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Writing for Health Professionals

The overall aim would be a practical one: to help to get the health professional
writing. The style ... general 'how to write' books on the market but these are
mostly aimed at specific writing markets: the prospective author or the feature
writer.

Author: Philip Burnard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489928511

Category: Medical

Page: 171

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I try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore Leonard This book is all about writing: it is both a practical and a personal account. When you write a book like this you put yourself on the line: you run the risk of people reading what you have written and saying 'he's saying one thing and doing another'. You stand to break the rules that you set up - quite badly. That is probably not such a terrible thing; besides, that should be part of the process of using this book. As you read it, notice when rules are broken. Check the phrasing, the sentence and paragraph construction, and see whether or not I have stuck to the rules. Then see whether or not the rules would have improved the passage in question. Begin to read books as much for their style, layout and general format as for their con tent. If you are going to write, you need to see plenty of examples of all of these things - good, bad and indifferent. to write for some time but was always This is a book I have wanted nervous of writing, so here it is: an introduction to some of the ways and means of writing. lt is, as I say, personal; I hope it will be useful. A word about sexism and the writing process. I find the use of 'his or her' and its variants clumsy.

Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing

You've got one of the most exciting assignments of your writing career. It's cutting
edge, it's interactive, it's new. Now what? Well, now ... A two-hour feature film is
roughly 20,000 to 30,000 words. A novel, which every writer would consider a big
 ...

Author: Wendy Despain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439875384

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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This book by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative design, writing in a team, working as a freelancer, working with new intellectual property, and more. It incl

Online News and the Public

He is also author of Professional Feature Writing (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
4th edition, 2004). Garrison specializes in computer applications in news
reporting and information gathering. In addition, he has written numerous articles
and ...

Author: Michael B. Salwen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135616793

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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This volume offers unique and timely insights on the state of online news, exploring the issues surrounding this convergence of print and electronic platforms, and the public's response to it. It provides an overview of online newspapers, including current trends and legal issues and covering issues of credibility and perceptions by online news users. The heart of the book is formed by empirical studies-mostly social surveys-coming out of the media effects and uses traditions. The chapters are grounded in theoretical frameworks and bring much-needed theory to the study of online news. The frameworks guiding these studies include media credibility, the third-person effect, media displacement, and uses and gratifications. The book ends with a section devoted to research on online news postings. This book is appropriate for scholars, researchers, and students in journalism, mass communication, new media, and related areas, and will be of interest to anyone examining how people use the web as a source for news.

The Health Professional s Guide to Writing for Publication

A feature ( or lead ) article in a health professional journal , can be defined as a
full - length ( 12 - 18 pages ) paper that ... the main body of text varies ,
depending upon The Health Professional ' s Guide to Writing for Publication
Feature Articles.

Author: Rhoda Weiss-Lambrou

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015015502753

Category: Reference

Page: 146

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