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The Smear - How Shady Political Operatives And Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, And How You Vote (Paperback):... The Smear - How Shady Political Operatives And Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, And How You Vote (Paperback)
Sharyl Attkisson
R265 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R56 (21%) In stock

Ever wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? The New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinions.

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda; an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth, but these media-driven "hit pieces" are designed to obscure the truth. Success hinges on the Smear artist’s ability to remain invisible; to make it seem as if their work is neither calculated nor scripted. It must appear to be precisely what it is not.

Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this practice firsthand. After years of being pitched hit jobs and puff pieces, she’s an expert at detecting Smear campaigns. Now, the hard-hitting investigative reporter shares her inside knowledge, revealing how the Smear takes shape and who its perpetrators are—including Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, most influential of all, "right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin" (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media Matters for America empire.

Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists, and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political media—operatives who are corrupting the political process, and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.

Dynamics of Media Writing - Adapt and Connect (Paperback, Revised ed.): Vincent F Filak Dynamics of Media Writing - Adapt and Connect (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Vincent F Filak
R1,544 R1,378 Discovery Miles 13 780 Save R166 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Undergraduate students and early career professionals in journalism, public relations and advertising.

Journalism's Roving Eye - A History of American Foreign Reporting (Paperback, Updated ed.): John Maxwell Hamilton Journalism's Roving Eye - A History of American Foreign Reporting (Paperback, Updated ed.)
John Maxwell Hamilton
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In all of journalism, nowhere are the stakes higher than in foreign news-gathering. For media owners, it is the most difficult type of reporting to finance; for editors, the hardest to oversee. Correspondents, roaming large swaths of the planet, must acquire expertise that home-based reporters take for granted -- facility with the local language, for instance, or an understanding of local cultures. Adding further to the challenges, they must put news of the world in context for an audience with little experience and often limited interest in foreign affairs -- a task made all the more daunting because of the consequence to national security.

In Journalism's Roving Eye, John Maxwell Hamilton -- a historian and former foreign correspondent -- provides a sweeping and definitive history of American foreign news reporting from its inception to the present day and chronicles the economic and technological advances that have influenced overseas coverage, as well as the cavalcade of colorful personalities who shaped readers' perceptions of the world across two centuries.

From the colonial era -- when newspaper printers hustled down to wharfs to collect mail and periodicals from incoming ships -- to the ongoing multimedia press coverage of the Iraq War, Hamilton explores journalism's constant -- and not always successful -- efforts at "dishing the foreign news," as James Gordon Bennett put it in the mid-nineteenth century to describe his approach in the New York Herald. He details the highly partisan coverage of the French Revolution, the early emergence of "special correspondents" and the challenges of organizing their efforts, the profound impact of the non-yellow press in the run-up to the Spanish-American War, the increasingly sophisticated machinery of propaganda and censorship that surfaced during World War I, and the "golden age" of foreign correspondence during the interwar period, when outlets for foreign news swelled and a large number of experienced, independent journalists circled the globe. From the Nazis' intimidation of reporters to the ways in which American popular opinion shaped coverage of Communist revolution and the Vietnam War, Hamilton covers every aspect of delivering foreign news to American doorsteps.

Along the way, Hamilton singles out a fascinating cast of characters, among them Victor Lawson, the overlooked proprietor of the Chicago Daily News, who pioneered the concept of a foreign news service geared to American interests; Henry Morton Stanley, one of the first reporters to generate news on his own with his 1871 expedition to East Africa to "find Livingstone"; and Jack Belden, a forgotten brooding figure who exemplified the best in combat reporting. Hamilton details the experiences of correspondents, editors, owners, publishers, and network executives, as well as the political leaders who made the news and the technicians who invented ways to transmit it. Their stories bring the narrative to life in arresting detail and make this an indispensable book for anyone wanting to understand the evolution of foreign news-gathering.

Amid the steep drop in the number of correspondents stationed abroad and the recent decline of the newspaper industry, many fear that foreign reporting will soon no longer exist. But as Hamilton shows in this magisterial work, traditional correspondence survives alongside a new type of reporting. Journalism's Roving Eye offers a keen understanding of the vicissitudes in foreign news, an understanding imperative to better seeing what lies ahead.

In Many Wars, by Many War Correspondents (Paperback, Updated ed.): George Lynch In Many Wars, by Many War Correspondents (Paperback, Updated ed.)
George Lynch; Foreword by John Maxwell Hamilton
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"There are few people in the world who have more opportunity for getting close to the hot interesting things of one's time than the special correspondent of a great paper," George Lynch, a veteran British correspondent, wrote in Impressions of a War Correspondent, published in 1903. He made it all sound glorious, just the way war correspondents like to recount their experiences on the battlefield. But in a few months he had less to exult about. Lynch and a distinguished throng of foreign correspondents with high hopes of a good story assembled in Tokyo to cover the Russo-Japanese War -- a monumental conflict that would mark the first modern defeat of a Western force by an Asian one -- only to discover that the authorities would not let them "close to the hot interesting things."

Corralled in the Imperial Hotel, the journalists had nothing much to do except tell stories in the bar and write about local flora. A few of them, including Jack London and Richard Harding Davis, decided to contribute short autobiographical stories recounting their most exciting journalistic experiences for a book to be edited by Lynch and his American colleague, Frederick Palmer. The correspondents told their tales in different ways -- prose, poems, sketches, and even a short play. Their stories recounted their routines, failures, and triumphs, including durviving battles and waiting to see action. One contributor imagines bewhiskered correspondents in 1950 still awaiting permission from Japan to go to the front -- only to learn the war had been over for thirty-nine years.

Printed locally by a Japanese printer and largely forgotten until now, In Many Wars, by Many War Correspondents offers colorful stories and insights about the lives and personalities of some of history's most celebrated war correspondents. With a foreword by John Maxwell Hamilton that chronicles the circumstances under which the contributors compiled the book, this new edition opens a window into the fascinating world of foreign newsgathering at the turn of the twentieth century.

A Crazy Job: Leading Publishers in Conversation with Juan Cruz Ruiz (Hardcover): Elena Ochoa Foster A Crazy Job: Leading Publishers in Conversation with Juan Cruz Ruiz (Hardcover)
Elena Ochoa Foster; Text written by Juan Cruz Ruiz
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With the explosion of digital publishing and online retailing, and the collapse of major bookstore chains and traditional publishing houses, the book industry has changed dramatically over the past decade. However, it is also true that the industry is reinventing itself, with book sales up from 20 years ago in several categories and new "localist" loyalties evident at innovative independent stores. How are we to make sense of the shifts that have occurred over the past decade and half-century, and what might the future bring? To address these questions, Ivorypress presents a selection of interviews with some of the most important figures in this century's international publishing community, conducted by noted Spanish journalist Juan Cruz, author of the prize-winning literary-scene memoir, "Egos revueltos (Scrambled Egos)." Cruz interviews the world's top editors and publishers about their careers, the future of books and the evolving profession of book editor. Interviewees include Riccardo Cavallero of Mondadori, Italy's biggest book and magazine publisher; Joaquin Diez-Canedo of Fondo de Cultura Economico, one of the most important publishing houses in Mexico and Latin America; Inge Feltrinelli, head of the influential Italian publishing house, Feltrinelli Editore; Antoine Gallimard, director of publications at the renowned Editions Gallimard; Jorge Herralde, proprietor and director of the revered experimental Spanish publishing house Editorial Anagrama; Sigrid Kraus, publisher of Salamandra; Michael Kruger, chief reader at Germany's prestigious Hanser Verlag; Peter Mayer, president and publisher of the distinguished American independent, Overlook Press; Beatriz de Moura, founder and publisher of Spanish independent Tusquets Editores; Stephen Page, publisher of the UK independent, Faber and Faber; Rob Silvers, editor of the "New York Review of Books"; and George Weidenfeld, cofounder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

The Art of Positive Communication - Theory and Practice (Paperback, New edition): Julien C. Mirivel The Art of Positive Communication - Theory and Practice (Paperback, New edition)
Julien C. Mirivel
R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How we communicate with each other matters greatly. Our identity, our friendships and marriages, our families, and our culture are the product of how we speak to one another. Our words affect our hopes and dreams, as well as those of our children. We insult, complain, or criticize. We compliment, offer support, and inspire. These are choices that take place in the crevices of our most private and public conversations with others. This book bridges communication theory and practice to foreground an important message: positive communication matters. By examining closely how people talk to each other at home or at work, this book enables undergraduate and graduate students to communicate more positively. The Art of Positive Communication is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in interpersonal communication courses and as a supplemental text to inspire all students to communicate better.

MediaWriting - Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations (Hardcover, 4th New edition): W. Richard Whitaker, Ronald D Smith, Janet... MediaWriting - Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
W. Richard Whitaker, Ronald D Smith, Janet E Ramsey
R2,998 R2,844 Discovery Miles 28 440 Save R154 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

MediaWriting is an introductory, hands-on textbook for students preparing to write in the current multimedia environment. Rather than just talk about the differences among the styles of print, broadcast, and public relations, MediaWriting sythensizes and integrates them, while weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and social media reporting.

Complete with real-world examples, practical writing exercises, and tips and information for entering into the profession, MediaWriting continues to give students the tools they need to become a successful media writer. The new edition has been extensively rewritten to reflect the dynamic nature of the profession, paying significant attention to how the Internet and social media have become essential communication tools for print and broadcast journalists, and public relations professionals.

Further updates and features include:

  • Increased attention to computer-assisted reporting, the preparation of online copy, and social media applications
  • Two new chapters on lead writing and new new media
  • A separate chapter focused solely on ethics
  • Explanatory "how to" boxes that help students understand and retain main themes
  • Illustrative "It Happened to Me" vignettes from the authors professional experiences
  • Discussion questions and exercises at the end of every chapter
  • Suggested readings that highlight biographies, books, and websites that expand the scope and definition of professionalism

In addition to new multimedia elements, the fourth edition 's companion website will feature enhanced resources for both students and instructors, including chapter overviews, writing tips, a test bank, sample critiques, and a sample syllabus.

Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies (Paperback): Suzanne Gilad Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies (Paperback)
Suzanne Gilad
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Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career

Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed

Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide helps you position yourself for success. Polish your skills, build a winning resume and land the job you've always wanted. Books, magazines, Web sites, corporate documents - find out how to improve any type of publication and make yourself indispensable to writers, editors, and your boss.Balance between style and rulesMaster the art of the queryUse proofreader symbolsEdit and proof electronic documentsBuild a solid freelancing career

Submersion Journalism - Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harper's Magazine (Hardcover): Bill Wasik Submersion Journalism - Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harper's Magazine (Hardcover)
Bill Wasik
R527 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R109 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fifteen sparkling works of inside-out reportage--"Harper's" own house brand of "Submersion Journalism"--an unapologetically aggressive approach to reporting in an age of lies.
""A dazzling intellectual immersion....Consistently challenging, even demanding, Harper's power is in its ability to cause sometimes subtle, sometimes seismic shifts in a reader's world view.""--National Magazine Award citation for General Excellence, 2006
Over the past several years, "Harper's Magazine" has fostered an exciting brand of journalism, participatory, sometimes even undercover, in approach. The magazine's correspondents have infiltrated the Republican machine, from its lowliest canvassing operation to its corporate and evangelical elite, and they have posed as shady clients for sleazy blue-chip lobbying firms. They have shot machine guns, lounged in Vegas brothels, and peered into secret tunnels in Mexicali. They have terrorized art museums and touched off worldwide fads.
"Submersion Journalism" collects the best of this reportage--by celebrated authors (William T. Vollmann, Barbara Ehrenreich) and fresh new voices (Wells Tower, Jake Silverstein) alike--in a book that serves not just as a collection of striking stories but also as a proclamation in favor of truth-telling instead of managed "news" and PR spin. The book is a defense of the radically first-person dispatch, filed from exactly those points of view where a reporter is not supposed to be.
With articles by Charles Bowden, Adam Davidson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Steve Featherstone, Kristoffer A. Garin, Gary Greenberg, Jay Kirk, Willem Marx, Morgan Meis, Jeff Sharlet, Jake Silverstein, Ken Silverstein, Wells Tower, William T.Vollmann, Bill Wasik

The Fourth Estate - Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland (Paperback): Mark O'Brien The Fourth Estate - Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland (Paperback)
Mark O'Brien
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This book examines the history of journalists and journalism in twentieth-century Ireland. While many media institutions have been subjected to historical scrutiny, the professional and organisational development of journalists, the changing practices of journalism, and the contribution of journalists and journalism to the evolution of modern Ireland have not. This book rectifies the deficit by mapping the development of journalism in Ireland from the late 1880s to today. Placing the experiences of journalists and the practice of journalism at the heart of its analysis, it examines, for the first time, the work of journalists within the ever-changing context of Irish society. Based on strong primary research - including the previously un-consulted journals and records produced by the many journalistic representative organisations that came and went over the decades - and written in an accessible and engaging style, -- .

Media Writing - A Practical Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016): Craig Batty, Sandra Cain Media Writing - A Practical Introduction (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016)
Craig Batty, Sandra Cain
R525 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R35 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now updated in a second edition, this highly accessible and practical guide to media writing brings together a range of different professional contexts, enabling students to develop a solid understanding of the practices that will enable them to excel in any media writing field today. In chapters spanning print, online and broadcast news, magazines, public relations, advertising and screenwriting, Batty and Cain outline the key theories, concepts and tools for writing in each context, exploring their distinctive styles and practices and also identifying their shared ideas and principles. Packed with exercises, case studies and career guidance, this lively resource encourages students to engage with each form and hone transferable skills. This insightful text is essential reading for students of journalism, creative writing, media studies and communication studies.

David Astor (Paperback): Jeremy Lewis David Astor (Paperback)
Jeremy Lewis
R276 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R62 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Few newspaper editors are remembered beyond their lifetimes, but David Astor is a great exception to the rule. Growing up surrounded by astonishing wealth (the family home was so large it included a miniature railway to transport meals to the dining room) Astor's early life was far from idyllic. At Oxford he suffered the first of the bouts of depression that were to blight his life, and he became a lost soul for much of the Thirties but when he took the Observer on in 1948 he converted a staid Sunday paper into essential reading. Employing the likes of Kim Philby, Vita Sackville-West, Clive James and Patrick O'Donovan (who became famous for writing his report on Bobby Kennedy's funeral before it had taken place) he doubled the circulation and created a paper envied and admired.

Citizen Journalism - Global Perspectives- Volume 2 (Paperback, New edition): Einar Thorsen, Stuart Allan Citizen Journalism - Global Perspectives- Volume 2 (Paperback, New edition)
Einar Thorsen, Stuart Allan
R851 R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Save R193 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, namely by: Offering an overview of key developments in citizen journalism since 2008, including the use of social media in crisis reporting; Providing a new set of case studies highlighting important instances of citizen reporting of crisis events in a complementary range of national contexts; Introducing new ideas, concepts and frameworks for the study of citizen journalism; Evaluating current academic and journalistic debates regarding the growing significance of citizen journalism for globalising news cultures. This book expands on the first volume by offering new investigations of citizen journalism in the United States, United Kingdom, China, India and Iran, as well as offering fresh perspectives from national contexts around the globe, including Algeria, Columbia, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia and West Papua, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar/Burma, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Syria and Zimbabwe.

On Company Time - American Modernism in the Big Magazines (Paperback): Donald Harris On Company Time - American Modernism in the Big Magazines (Paperback)
Donald Harris
R509 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

American novelists and poets who came of age in the early twentieth century were taught to avoid journalism "like wet sox and gin before breakfast." It dulled creativity, rewarded sensationalist content, and stole time from "serious" writing. Yet Willa Cather, W. E. B. Du Bois, Jessie Fauset, James Agee, T. S. Eliot, and Ernest Hemingway all worked in the editorial offices of groundbreaking popular magazines and helped to invent the house styles that defined McClure's, The Crisis, Time, Life, Esquire, and others. On Company Time tells the story of American modernism from inside the offices and on the pages of the most successful and stylish magazines of the twentieth century. Working across the borders of media history, the sociology of literature, print culture, and literary studies, Donal Harris draws out the profound institutional, economic, and aesthetic affiliations between modernism and American magazine culture. Starting in the 1890s, a growing number of writers found steady paychecks and regular publishing opportunities as editors and reporters at big magazines. Often privileging innovative style over late-breaking content, these magazines prized novelists and poets for their innovation and attention to literary craft. In recounting this history, On Company Time challenges the narrative of decline that often accompanies modernism's incorporation into midcentury middlebrow culture. Its integrated account of literary and journalistic form shows American modernism evolving within as opposed to against mass print culture. Harris's work also provides an understanding of modernism that extends beyond narratives centered on little magazines and other "institutions of modernism" that served narrow audiences. And for the writers, the "double life" of working for these magazines shaped modernism's literary form and created new models of authorship.

Field Guide to Covering Sports (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised edition): Joe" "Gisondi Field Guide to Covering Sports (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised edition)
Joe" "Gisondi
R879 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R77 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How best to turn yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist? Quickly moving beyond general guidance about sports writing, Joe Gisondi focuses on the nitty-gritty, with hands-on, practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, you'll find tips on the seemingly straightforward-where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player-along with the more specialized-figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain's call for a harder stroke in rowing. The new edition adds a new section on sports reporting across multimedia platforms with new chapters on social media, mobile media, visual storytelling, writing for television, and writing for radio, along with a new chapter on sabermetrics. Fully revised with new examples and updated information to prepare you for just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament you're likely to cover, Field Guide to Covering Sports, Second Edition is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand as you master the beat.

Media Management in the Age of Giants - Business Dynamics of Journalism, Second Edition (Paperback, Second Edition): Dennis F... Media Management in the Age of Giants - Business Dynamics of Journalism, Second Edition (Paperback, Second Edition)
Dennis F Herrick
R1,227 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R123 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants--with a focus on the bottom line--makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age?

Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

News Writing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Anna McKane News Writing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Anna McKane
R654 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R51 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Deserves to be on every journalism student's reading list and every tutor's book shelf. It is clear, straightforward and scholarly in a very accessible way... bursting with good advice and insight which should benefit all who all read it." - Kate Jenner, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire "A first-class no-nonsense guide to news writing... Anna McKane's wealth of experience both as a journalist and a lecturer in journalism gives News Writing the edge over similar tomes." - Kate Shanahan, Lecturer in Journalism, School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology The ability to hone and craft an eye-catching news story is fundamental to good journalism. It is an essential skill that the young journalist of today must carry with them. The growth of online journalism and the use of social media has meant that the skills required in news writing are evolving, opening up fresh challenges and exciting new possibilities.

Anna McKane's News Writing takes you step-by-step through the key aspects of writing news on both print and online platforms, equipping you with all that you need to become an articulate, accurate and engaging journalist. Crucially, the book will show you how to:

- create an attention-grabbing intro or first paragraph

- structure the content of your story effectively

- use the appropriate language.

Fully updated to account for the role of online journalism, this second edition guides you through the essentials of website presentation, from headlines and standfirsts to the use of smartphone images and links. An all-new chapter shows you how to use Twitter and online blogs to piece together a winning story, and up-to-date examples and exercises throughout encourage you to pick apart and analyse the techniques used in a variety of recent news stories across a range of platforms.

This is the essential workbook to take you through your studies in Journalism and News Writing.

The Handbook of Journal Publishing (Paperback, New): Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich The Handbook of Journal Publishing (Paperback, New)
Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Handbook of Journal Publishing is a comprehensive reference work written by experienced professionals, covering all aspects of journal publishing, both online and in print. Journals are crucial to scholarly communication, but changes in recent years in the way journals are produced, financed, and used make this an especially turbulent and challenging time for journal publishers - and for authors, readers, and librarians. The Handbook offers a thorough guide to the journal publishing process, from editing and production through marketing, sales, and fulfilment, with chapters on management, finances, metrics, copyright, and ethical issues. It provides a wealth of practical tools, including checklists, sample documents, worked examples, alternative scenarios, and extensive lists of resources, which readers can use in their day-to-day work. Between them, the authors have been involved in every aspect of journal publishing over several decades and bring to the text their experience working for a wide range of publishers in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

The Basics of Media Writing - A Strategic Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.): Scott A. Kuehn, James Andrew Lingwall The Basics of Media Writing - A Strategic Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.)
Scott A. Kuehn, James Andrew Lingwall
R1,362 R1,222 Discovery Miles 12 220 Save R140 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This research-driven, strategy-based media writing textbook digs deeply into how media professionals think and write in journalism, public relations, advertising and other forms of strategic communication. The Professional Strategy Triangle model shows students how to think critically about the audience, the situation and the message before starting a new persuasive piece, and the FAJA four-point model asks students a series questions about their story type (Fact, Analysis, Judgment, or Action) to guide them to the right angle or organizational structure for their message. Rooted in classical rhetorical methods, this step-by-step technique enables readers to strategically approach each writing task for any format.

Storycraft - The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Paperback): Jack Hart Storycraft - The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Paperback)
Jack Hart
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From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the "New Yorker" essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach's "Stiff "or Erik Larson's "Devil in the White City," narrative nonfiction has come into its own. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Now in "Storycraft," Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the "Oregonian "who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.
Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, from understanding story theory and structure, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, and character, to drafting, revising, and editing work for publication. Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. From there, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, styles, genres, and media to which his advice applies. With examples that draw from magazine essays, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, and radio programs, "Storycraft "will be an indispensable resource for years to come.

The Diversity Style Guide (Paperback): Rachele Kanigel The Diversity Style Guide (Paperback)
Rachele Kanigel
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New diversity style guide helps journalists write with authority and accuracy about a complex, multicultural world A companion to the online resource of the same name, The Diversity Style Guide raises the consciousness of journalists who strive to be accurate. Based on studies, news reports and style guides, as well as interviews with more than 50 journalists and experts, it offers the best, most up-to-date advice on writing about underrepresented and often misrepresented groups. Addressing such thorny questions as whether the words Black and White should be capitalized when referring to race and which pronouns to use for people who don't identify as male or female, the book helps readers navigate the minefield of names, terms, labels and colloquialisms that come with living in a diverse society. The Diversity Style Guide comes in two parts. Part One offers enlightening chapters on Why is Diversity So Important; Implicit Bias; Black Americans; Native People; Hispanics and Latinos; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Arab Americans and Muslim Americans; Immigrants and Immigration; Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation; People with Disabilities; Gender Equality in the News Media; Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Suicide; and Diversity and Inclusion in a Changing Industry. Part Two includes Diversity and Inclusion Activities and an A-Z Guide with more than 500 terms. This guide: Helps journalists, journalism students, and other media writers better understand the context behind hot-button words so they can report with confidence and sensitivity Explores the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that certain words can alienate a source or infuriate a reader Provides writers with an understanding that diversity in journalism is about accuracy and truth, not "political correctness." Brings together guidance from more than 20 organizations and style guides into a single handy reference book The Diversity Style Guide is first and foremost a guide for journalists, but it is also an important resource for journalism and writing instructors, as well as other media professionals. In addition, it will appeal to those in other fields looking to make informed choices in their word usage and their personal interactions.

The Fixer - Secrets for Saving Your Reputation in the Age of Viral Media (Hardcover): Michael S Sitrick The Fixer - Secrets for Saving Your Reputation in the Age of Viral Media (Hardcover)
Michael S Sitrick
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In a fast-moving world that feeds on a 24-hour news cycle and spreads outrage like a virus, one wrong decision--or one bad tweet--can destroy a good reputation. Beloved celebrities can become pariahs. Ordinary people can become infamous. If you were ever caught up in today's media grind, you and your life's work could easily become fodder for TV talk shows and vicious Internet commentators. So how would you react? What would you do? Michael Sitrick, the internationally renowned crisis manager to celebrities and CEOs, shares some of his highly sought-after advice on how to save your reputation in today's high-stakes media game. Lauded by The Los Angeles Times as "The Wizard of Spin," Sitrick gives readers the inside scoop on several national scandals faced by his big-name clients and outlines the basic principles of good crisis PR.

Get Started as a Freelance Writer (Paperback, 1st Sentient Publications ed): Robert W. Bly Get Started as a Freelance Writer (Paperback, 1st Sentient Publications ed)
Robert W. Bly
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This book shows you how to start, run, and build a freelance writing business doing whatever type of writing you prefer. The book is indispensable for writers at every stage of their career. The book covers entry-level assignments, marketing and self-promotion, and how to write a business plan. More experienced writers will discover how to maximise their earning potential, which jobs pay the best, how to work with an agent, the most successful ways to grow your business, and how to be more productive.

Practical Newspaper Reporting (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): David B. Spark, Geoffrey Harris Practical Newspaper Reporting (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
David B. Spark, Geoffrey Harris
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Now in its fourth edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online. Detailed and down-to-earth, this book delivers: * Guidance on news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion * Guidance on news writing, drawing on over 300 examples that have appeared in print, discussing why they work or how they could have been better * Guidance on feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews * Specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism * A review of the new financial realities that the internet is imposing on the media. Informed by over half a century's professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.

The Diversity Style Guide (Hardcover): Rachele Kanigel The Diversity Style Guide (Hardcover)
Rachele Kanigel
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New diversity style guide helps journalists write with authority and accuracy about a complex, multicultural world A companion to the online resource of the same name, The Diversity Style Guide raises the consciousness of journalists who strive to be accurate. Based on studies, news reports and style guides, as well as interviews with more than 50 journalists and experts, it offers the best, most up-to-date advice on writing about underrepresented and often misrepresented groups. Addressing such thorny questions as whether the words Black and White should be capitalized when referring to race and which pronouns to use for people who don't identify as male or female, the book helps readers navigate the minefield of names, terms, labels and colloquialisms that come with living in a diverse society. The Diversity Style Guide comes in two parts. Part One offers enlightening chapters on Why is Diversity So Important; Implicit Bias; Black Americans; Native People; Hispanics and Latinos; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Arab Americans and Muslim Americans; Immigrants and Immigration; Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation; People with Disabilities; Gender Equality in the News Media; Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Suicide; and Diversity and Inclusion in a Changing Industry. Part Two includes Diversity and Inclusion Activities and an A-Z Guide with more than 500 terms. This guide: Helps journalists, journalism students, and other media writers better understand the context behind hot-button words so they can report with confidence and sensitivity Explores the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that certain words can alienate a source or infuriate a reader Provides writers with an understanding that diversity in journalism is about accuracy and truth, not "political correctness." Brings together guidance from more than 20 organizations and style guides into a single handy reference book The Diversity Style Guide is first and foremost a guide for journalists, but it is also an important resource for journalism and writing instructors, as well as other media professionals. In addition, it will appeal to those in other fields looking to make informed choices in their word usage and their personal interactions.

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