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Elements of News Writing

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ISBN-10: 0205781128

ISBN-13: 9780205781126

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: James W. Kershner

List price: $67.49
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Modeled on Strunk and White's classic 'The Elements of Style', this text is a clear, concise handbook that presents the essential rules of journalism. The author pays extra attention to grammar and usage, with easy-to-follow basic tips on writing.
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Book details

List price: $67.49
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638

The Basics
What is News?
History of Journalism in the United States
The Role of the News Media in American Society
Kershner's Five Rules of Journalism
Basics of Good Journalism
A Stylebook Primer
How to Read a Newspaper
Grammar and Usage
Commonly Misused Words
Punctuating Quotations
Active and Passive Voice
Spell Checkers
Writing News Stories
How to Write a News Story in 15 Steps
How to Write a Strong Lead
How to Structure a News Story
How to Conduct an Interview
Covering Beats
How to Cover Meetings and Speeches
How to Cover the Police and Courts
How to Cover Disasters and Tragedies
How to Write Obituaries
Specialized Writing
How to Write Reviews and Criticism
How to Write Editorials and Columns
How to Write Feature Stories
How to Write Profiles
How to Market Feature Stories
Editing Newspapers
How Newspapers Are Organized
How to Plan a Newspaper
How to Lay Out a Page
How to Write Headlines
How to Write Cutlines
How to Use Photos and Graphics
How to Edit Stories
Advanced Topics
Legal Considerations in Journalism
Ethical Considerations in Journalism
The Future of the Mass Media
Tips From the Best