America's Best Newspaper Writing A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners

ISBN-10: 0312443676
ISBN-13: 9780312443672
Edition: 2nd 2006
List price: $43.99
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List price: $43.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"America's Best Newspaper Writing" represents the "best-of-the-best" from 25 years of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Distinguished Writing Awards competition. With an emphasis on local reporting, new stories including more on crisis coverage, and pedagogical tools to help students become better writers, the second edition is the most useful and up-to-date anthology available for feature writing and introduction to journalism classes.

Roy Peter Clark was born in 1948 in New York City and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island with a degree in English and earned a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was hired by St. Petersburg Times in 1977 to become a writing coach. He worked with the American Society of Newspaper Editors to improve newspaper writing nationwide. He was soon elected a distinguished service member which was a rare honor for a journalist who has never edited a newspaper. He has nurtured Pulitzer Prize winning writers such as Thomas French and Diana Sugg. He has worked full-time at The Poynter Institute starting in 1979 as director of the writing center, dean of the faculty, senior scholar and vice president. He has authored or edited several books on journalism and writing such as: Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers; Coaching Writers: Editors and Reporters Working Together Across Media Platforms and Glamour of Grammar.

Christopher Scanlan is a writer and educator who received his B. A. from Fairfield University and his M. A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In the past, Scanlan has served in the peace corps, and has also been a national correspondent, reporter, and feature writer for several newspapers. He is currently on the faculty at the Poyner Institute. Scanlan has published fiction pieces in Redbook, Fiction Quarterly, and The Mississippi Review and his articles have appeared in both the Washington Post magazine and The Writer. Currently, Scanlan is the editor of How I Wrote the Story and Best Newspaper Writing.

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Report from the Mideast: Shiva for a Child Slain in a Palestinian Raid
Jury Sends Santa Claus Killer to Electric Chair
Men of Steel Are Melting With Age
In Belfast, Death, Too, Is Diminished by Death
Local Reporting and Beats
All She Has, $150,000, Is Going to a University
Losing It: Careers Fall Like Autumn Leaves
It Fluttered and Became Bruce Murray's Heart
Mackenzie Football Star Another Gunplay Victim
Even for Trees, Age Could Have Its Privileges
Domino's Bites Back at Tax
Caught Up in the Crossfire
Obituaries and Funerals
Ray Bolger, The Immortal Scarecrow
Edward E. 'Ace' Clark, Ice and Coal Dealer
Tastykake Retiree Marie Byrne
Crime and Courts
Caught in the Web: Evil at the Door
Humanity on Trial
Metal to Bone: Day 1: Click
Business Reporting and Explanatory Journalism
The Life of a Cowboy: Drudgery and Danger
Making It Fly: Designing the 757
Property Tax Exemptions: Legal But Terribly Unfair
Opinion and Persuasion
Woman Burned While Police Had Their Danish
Tugs at the Curtain But the Wizard's Lips Remain Frozen
A One-Word Assault on Women
The Two Alabamas
Abernathy Allies: Kings Defend Rogue Who Sullied Famed Name
A Thesaurist Leaves, Exits
Second Thoughts Following NY Verdict
The Profile and Feature Story
Dr. Seuss: Wild Orchestrator of Plausible Nonsense for Kids
Koch Grabs Big Apple and Shakes It
Havana Journal: A Sentimental Journey to La Casa of Childhood
For Lerro, Skyway Nightmare Never Ends
A Beautiful Find
Life, Death, and Corruptionon an African Mainstream
Ah, What a Day!
Terrorism, War, and Disasters
Nation Stands in Disbelief and Horror
Amid the Ruins, a Separate Peace
Only Human Wreckage Is Left in Karubamba
A Boy Who Was Like a Flower
1,200 Feet of St. Helens Tossed to the Wind
Fighting for Life 50 Floors Up, with One Tool and Ingenuity
The Classics
Prisoners with Midnight in Their Hearts
Mary White
Iowa Village Waits All Night for Glimpse at Fleeting Train
Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite
Mr. Welles and Mass Delusion
The Death of Captain Henry Waskow
From The Bronx Slave Market
Miracle of Coogan's Bluff
About New York
A Flower for the Graves
The Craft of Writing Great Stories
The Building Blocks of the Story
The Language of Journalism
Writing to Inform, Writing to Engage
Making Hard Facts Easy Reading
The Ethics of Non-Fiction Writing

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