Writing for the Media

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ISBN:

9780195699388

Publication date:

15/12/2009

Paperback

416 pages

242.0x185.0mm

Price: 365.00 INR

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Disclaimer :You will be redirected to a third party website.The sole responsibility of supplies, condition of the product, availability of stock, date of delivery, mode of payment will be as promised by the said third party only. Prices and specifications may vary from the OUP India site.

ISBN:

9780195699388

Publication date:

15/12/2009

Paperback

416 pages

242.0x185.0mm

First Edition

Usha Raman

Writing for the Media provides guidelines for writing news and features for newspapers and magazines, and writing for the Web.

Suitable for: the book would be equally useful for working media professionals.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Usha Raman

Description

Writing for the Media provides guidelines for writing news and features for newspapers and magazines, and writing for the Web.

Readers are introduced to the dynamics of news production for print: from editorial decision making to reporting, editing, and layout. Broadly, the writing process is divided into four stages: conception, collection of information, construction of stories, and correction or editing. In addition, the various genres of newspaper-magazine writing are dealt with in detail: basic news stories, features of various kinds, profiles, investigative and research-based stories, and special interest stories. The approach in each of these cases is to study the ‘anatomy' of a published story and follow it through from inception to publication, using first-hand reports from the writers. The book covers the basics of various areas of media such as reporting, editing, newspaper management, layout of stories, etc. in a comprehensive manner with Indian examples. With its practice-based approach and lucid style of presentation, the book would be equally useful for working media professionals.

First Edition

Usha Raman

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Understanding What Makes News
Chapter 2. Putting Together the Newspaper
Chapter 3. Beginning to Write
Chapter 4. Laying the Foundations for Stories: Collecting Information
Chapter 5. Developing Sources
Chapter 6. Interviewing: Drawing Information from People
Chapter 7. Putting It All Together
Chapter 8. From ‘Fits' to ‘Starts'
Chapter 9. Building Body Into a Story
Chapter 10. Taking It to the Field
Chapter 11. Press Conferences, Press Releases,and Managed Events
Chapter 12. Development and Social Issue Reporting
Chapter 13. Feature Genres
Chapter 14. From Copy to Printed Page

First Edition

Usha Raman

Features

  • Includes a language refresher, with examples of how writing can be made more crisp and correct
  • Uses examples drawn from newspapers and magazines
  • Provides interviews with working journalists across the print media to give a hands-on perspective
  • Contains critical thinking questions throughout the text for classroom discussions
  • Provides project ideas at the end of each chapter for practical assignments

Description

Writing for the Media provides guidelines for writing news and features for newspapers and magazines, and writing for the Web.

Readers are introduced to the dynamics of news production for print: from editorial decision making to reporting, editing, and layout. Broadly, the writing process is divided into four stages: conception, collection of information, construction of stories, and correction or editing. In addition, the various genres of newspaper-magazine writing are dealt with in detail: basic news stories, features of various kinds, profiles, investigative and research-based stories, and special interest stories. The approach in each of these cases is to study the ‘anatomy' of a published story and follow it through from inception to publication, using first-hand reports from the writers. The book covers the basics of various areas of media such as reporting, editing, newspaper management, layout of stories, etc. in a comprehensive manner with Indian examples. With its practice-based approach and lucid style of presentation, the book would be equally useful for working media professionals.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Understanding What Makes News
Chapter 2. Putting Together the Newspaper
Chapter 3. Beginning to Write
Chapter 4. Laying the Foundations for Stories: Collecting Information
Chapter 5. Developing Sources
Chapter 6. Interviewing: Drawing Information from People
Chapter 7. Putting It All Together
Chapter 8. From ‘Fits' to ‘Starts'
Chapter 9. Building Body Into a Story
Chapter 10. Taking It to the Field
Chapter 11. Press Conferences, Press Releases,and Managed Events
Chapter 12. Development and Social Issue Reporting
Chapter 13. Feature Genres
Chapter 14. From Copy to Printed Page

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