Writing To Inform And Engage: The Essential Guide To Beginning News And Magazine Writing

1st Edition

Conrad C. Fink

Published February 28, 2003
Textbook - 400 Pages
ISBN 9780813340753 - CAT# K374725

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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.


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