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English news writing : a guide for journalists who use English as a second language

Author: Bryce Telfer McIntyre
Publisher: Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English News Writing is a professional writer's handbook for newspaper reporters, magazine freelancers and journalism students who write in English. The focus is on writing rather than reporting. There is a thorough treatment of style, usage, and the many structures of news stories, as well as dozens of tips on how writers can improve their work.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryce Telfer McIntyre
ISBN: 9622017312 9789622017313
OCLC Number: 37042935
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 42 Rules of Thumb for Good Writing --
1. The Basics --
2. Style, Usage, and Idiom --
3. The Inverted Pyramid --
4. The Multiple-Element Story --
5. Covering Speeches --
6. Interviewing Techniques --
7. Feature Writing --
8. Personality Profiles --
9. The Narrative --
10. The Q-A Story --
11. The Wall Street Journal Formula --
12. Criticism and Reviews --
13. Precision Journalism.
Responsibility: Bryce T. McIntyre.

Abstract:

English News Writing is a professional writer's handbook for newspaper reporters, magazine freelancers and journalism students who write in English. The focus is on writing rather than reporting. There is a thorough treatment of style, usage, and the many structures of news stories, as well as dozens of tips on how writers can improve their work.

Specifically, the book includes thorough discussions of interviewing techniques, the inverted pyramid, speech coverage, feature writing, reporting on trends, reporting on public opinion polls, using social indicators to develop news stories, writing criticism, writing personality profiles, narrative styles of writing, question-and-answer stories, and the jargon of the journalism profession. Examples of news structures are annotated. The book also includes 42 Rules of Thumb that serve as a quick reference for reporters to improve their work.

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