Writing for Journalists

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The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish.

Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes:

  • chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery
  • expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform
  • top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals
  • an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing
  • an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading

This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.


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Writing news
Writing features
Writing columns and blogs
Writing for digital publication shortform
Writing for digital publication longform
Glossary of terms used in journalism
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About the author (2016)

Wynford Hicks is the author of various books on journalism and writing including English for Journalists (Routledge, 2013), now in its fourth edition, and Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them (Routledge, 2004).

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