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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines : The Pursuit of Excellence - 5th edition

by Edward Jay Friedlander and John Lee

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines : The Pursuit of Excellence (ISBN10: 020538191X; ISBN13: 9780205381913)
ISBN13: 978-0205381913
ISBN10: 020538191X

Summary: Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, this text shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition.

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines helps students cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. Its many exa ...show moremples feature award-winning writers--all 25 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This text's world-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made it the premier text in its field for almost two decades.

Features :

  • Combines clear explanations of each step in the writing process with a wide range of stories from some of the country's best feature writers.
  • Accompanies every writing example with a careful analysis of the author's writing technique.
  • Provides biographies of award-winning journalists and case history comments and writing tips from the writers themselves.
  • Includes coverage of the libel and privacy laws and ethical considerations so important to every potential newspaper and magazine writer in search of true excellence.

New To This Edition :
  • Adds new excerpts from five Pulitzer Prize-winning feature articles, promoting better writing by providing some of the best examples available.
  • Explains Web-based multimedia techniques in feature and magazine story writing to prepare students for converged newspapers and magazines that are becoming commonplace.
  • Enhances the coverage of work by African-American Pulitzer Prize winners, providing students with a diversity of writing examples.
  • Expands coverage of Internet-assisted research to help students keep pace with 21st-century journalistic techniques.
  • Replaces investigative magazine articles in Chapter 8 with more student-friendly computer game reviews.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 04/24/2003
International: No

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