EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Associated Press Guide to News Writing

Associated Press Guide to News Writing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0028637556

Cover of Associated Press Guide to News Writing 3RD 00 (ISBN 978-0028637556)
ISBN13: 978-0028637556
ISBN10: 0028637550
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: Arco Publishing, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

List price: $13.75

new
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Check back soon!
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: New
Sold Out

Associated Press Guide to News Writing - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0028637556

Rene J. Cappon

ISBN13: 978-0028637556
ISBN10: 0028637550
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: Arco Publishing, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Created by a distinguished Associated Press editor and used in AP bureaus nationwide, this practical handbook is the ideal guide to writing style for all reporters, feature writers, editors, and journalism students. AP General News Editor Rene J. Cappon explains the essentials of top-quality news writing, with examples drawn straight from today's newspapers, and demonstrates sound professional techniques you can use to give your stories clarity, precision, and polish. Featured topics include:

  • What makes a good news story
  • How to construct a good lead
  • How to make effective word choices
  • How to use quotes and cite sources
  • How to write a good feature story.

Table of Contents

1. LANGUAGE: Pompous, Pedantic and Plain
2. NEWS WRITING: Information Is Not Enough
3. LEADS: The Agony of Square One
4. THE CASE FOR THE PERIOD
5. JOURNALESE
6. TONE: The Inner Music of Words
7. PITFALLS: Attributive Verbs and Loaded Words
8. QUOTES: Your Words or Mine?
9. COLOR: Dip Your Brush in Small Details
10. PSEUDO-COLOR: Cliches and Other Trespasses
11. FEATURES: A View from the Poets' Corner
12. USAGE: Handling Those Hectoring Hangups
13. BESTIARY: A Compendium for the Careful and the Crotchety