Working with Words

Author: Brian S. Brooks
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319011741
Format: PDF
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No matter the medium—from print to broadcast to digital—Working With Words presents the best writing advice for today’s journalists. The text’s focus on improving skills in grammar and style make this an invaluable reference for students from their introductory journalism courses throughout their future careers in the field. With extensive coverage of grammar, mechanics and usage, as well as style, unbiased writing and writing for different media, Working With Words includes material that students cannot find in the Associated Press Stylebook alone. New with the ninth edition, Working with Words can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Journalism, where students can access the Exercise Book for Working With Words – an interactive workbook with multiple activities matching each chapter topic in the main text. Also on LaunchPad, students can further their grammar practice with Exercise Central for AP Style, and watch numerous videos from renowned journalists.

Working with Words

Author: Brian S. Brooks
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312137601
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical, informative handbook synthesizes information from more than 40 reference sources to help writers master both the essentials and the more sophisticated rules necessary for clear, effective communication in print. Reviews the basics of grammar and answers common questions. Covers the fundamentals of usage, with sound advice on issues of particular concern to writers and editors. Includes time-saving lists of commonly misspelled and misused words, clich}s and other problems with usage, diction, style and spelling, along with a summary of wire service style, and a useful appendix that lists the most common mistakes.

Exercise Book for Working with Words

Author: Brian S. Brooks
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312443115
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This helpful workbook gives students the opportunity to master the writing and editing skills covered in the main text, including mastering grammar and mechanics guidelines, practicing proper copy-editing symbols, rewriting sentences for clarity and conciseness, learning how to write successful leads, and recognizing distinctions between Associated Press and wire-service style.

The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence

Author: Brian S. Brooks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781138678774
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence remains the most comprehensive and widely used text on editing in journalism. This latest edition continues to shift the focus toward online multimedia as more and more people get their news that way. Amidst these changes, the authors continue to stress the importance of taking the best techniques learned in print and broadcast editing and applying them to online journalism. The reality is that most people now often first learn of breaking news on Facebook or Twitter and therefore, the challenge for journalists in this new media world is distinguishing the quality and dependability of their work from all the fake news and propaganda memes, now so common online. This book is designed to help serious news providers produce a product that is well-edited and grounded in the best practices of journalism.

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

Author: Richard Jackson Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135850372
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this fifth edition of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, author Richard Jackson Harris continues his examination of how our experiences with media affect the way we acquire knowledge about the world, and how this knowledge influences our attitudes and behavior. Presenting theories from psychology and communication along with reviews of the corresponding research, this text covers a wide variety of media and media issues, ranging from the commonly discussed topics – sex, violence, advertising – to lesser-studied topics, such as values, sports, and entertainment education. The fifth and fully updated edition offers: highly accessible and engaging writing contemporary references to all types of media familiar to students substantial discussion of theories and research, including interpretations of original research studies a balanced approach to covering the breadth and depth of the subject discussion of work from both psychology and media disciplines. The text is appropriate for Media Effects, Media & Society, and Psychology of Mass Media coursework, as it examines the effects of mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors through empirical social science research; teaches students how to examine and evaluate mediated messages; and includes mass communication research, theory and analysis.

Getting the Whole Story

Author: Cheryl K. Gibbs
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307957
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A textbook for a journalism course introducing the process of reporting. The topics include interviewing, observation, community as context, visual elements, and covering a beat. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Cengage Advantage Books Think Like an Editor 50 Strategies for the Print and Digital World

Author: Steve Davis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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THINK LIKE AN EDITOR is designed for the new breed of editors who are evolving at the same time news and information sharing is changing. The book encourages students to apply themselves confidently, to think analytically, to examine information with scrutiny, and to see the big picture. Organized by the 50 strategies of editing and working, each strategy section is two to six pages long, which makes content easy to find for both students and professors. The text combines an examination of content depth with insight into the process behind editorial decision-making. Full of tips, lists, and memory aids, THINK LIKE AN EDITOR works similarly to a brief handbook of editing. The second edition features new strategies to help students think creatively in a world of social media, handle multiple platforms, and keep readers engaged. Both basic skills and advanced concepts of editing are covered. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Putting the Words to Work

Author: Marcia Ladendorff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781524904685
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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James A Michener s Writer s Handbook

Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0804151644
Format: PDF, Docs
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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his own handwritten rough drafts and working manuscripts, Michener walks the reader through a step-by-step guide to the entire process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing. Addressing challenges specific to both fiction and nonfiction, all the while providing thoughtful and useful solutions, James A. Michener’s Writer’s Handbook is an invaluable resource for book lovers, editors, and, of course, writers—aspiring and accomplished alike. Praise for James A. Michener “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”—The Wall Street Journal “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”—Chicago Tribune “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.