Writing to Inform and Engage
The Essential Guide to Beginning News and Magazine WritingBook - 2003
Designed with the beginning journalism student in mind, this undergraduate textbook for fledgling reporters is a reference guide and an instructive text full of real-world examples and writing exercises. Conrad C. Fink, a longtime reporter and bureau chief with the Associated Press, leads intro journalism students through the basics of news writing, followed by analytical, interpretive, and opinion writing, including specialty coverage'sports, science, business, technology, and profiles. This text makes use of a wide range of real-world examples and uses a direct, minimalist writing style developed by the author in 45 years of experience in journalism and teaching. Chapters include exercises that introduce students to a writing opportunity or problem, reproduce a real-life example of how a seasoned journalist handled it, then discuss the point made. In this wise and highly usable text, Fink will ease the path toward becoming a better writer'giving students the tools they need to communicate clearly and effectively in an ever-changing world.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2003
Characteristics: xiii, 385 p. : ill. ; 23 cm