By Angela Phillips
This can be a e-book in regards to the artwork of writing for newspapers and journal, yet does not examine punctuation, spelling, and the stylistic conventions of ‘everyday’ journalism. in its place, solid Writing For reporters offers prolonged examples of writing that are strong, memorable, colourful, or humorous. every bit is contextualized and analyzed encouraging readers to profit from the simplest practitioners. This book inspires those that have the desire to make their writing person and noteworthy. alongside the way in which the foremost components of non-fiction writing are brought, in chapters equipped through style – profile writing, reportage, information research, research, activities writing, own and opinion columns and ‘lifestyle’ between them.
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One of the smugglers assigned to us is Murbarak Khan. He walks out of the uncovered sheep enclosure where he has spent the night pressed up against a sheer mountain wall. He shakes the ice off his blanket. ‘This is not snow,’ he says, pointing to the inch-thick hail that has covered the high valley overnight. ’ (Maggie O’kane, Guardian, 3 October 2001) These quotes don’t form part of the narrative, as an interview with a central character might do, but they provide light, colour and texture to the story.
Your hook will always be the key part of your story ‘pitch’ when you suggest a feature to an editor. The timeliness of a story varies according to the publication you are aiming for. Newspapers and news weeklies If you write for newspapers you must be immersed in the news. • A news story may provide a reason to write a piece you have had at the back of your mind for weeks but you will have to work very fast to get your pitch in. A feature based on a news story needs to be written that day, or at the very least by that Friday for publication in a weekend paper.
His survival may be little short of miraculous, but it comes at a terrible price. qxd 11/21/2006 12:27 PM Page 36 The 20-year-old farm worker has not said a word since being pulled into the daylight. He stares drooling into space, clawing at the blankets on his bed at the Al Abbass Medical Institute in Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, as if trying to tunnel out of a nightmare. Should he recover his senses, reality will reveal that his mother, brother and four sisters died in the landslide that crushed his home in the village of Pahl, in the remote Jhelum valley.