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Writing to Deadline : The Journalist at Work

Writing to Deadline : The Journalist at Work - 00 edition

Writing to Deadline : The Journalist at Work - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780325002255

ISBN10: 0325002258

Writing to Deadline : The Journalist at Work by Donald M. Murray - ISBN 9780325002255
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Heinemann
Published: 2000
International: No
Writing to Deadline : The Journalist at Work by Donald M. Murray - ISBN 9780325002255

ISBN13: 9780325002255

ISBN10: 0325002258

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00

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Summary

Writing to Deadline takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under demanding restrictions of time and space. This is an essential book for working journalists, professors and students of journalism, directors of newspaper inservice writing programs, and anyone who wants to learn more about:

the news-writing process
reporting and writing for surprise
focusing your story
draft writing
editing and fine-tuning
case studies of real journalists at work.

Combining his knowledge as a composition researcher and theorist with his practical experience as a teacher and journalist, Donald Murray both explains and demonstrates the writing process as he allows the reader to look over his shoulder--and the shoulders of other journalists--as they practice the craft of the immediate.

Author Bio

Murray, Donald M. : University of New Hampshire

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Journalist's Craft
2. The Process of Newswriting
3. EXPLORE: Report for Surprise
4. FOCUS: Find the Tension
5. REHEARSE: Writing Before Writing
6. DRAFT: Write for Surprise
7. DEVELOP: Work on What Works
8. CLARIFY: Represent the Reader
9. How to Remain An Apprentice

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