A clear and effective introduction to media writing Writing for the Mass Media offers clear writing, simple organization, abundant exercises, and precise examples that give students information about media writing and opportunities to develop their skills as professional writers. With a focus on a converged style of media writing, and converting that style into real work, this ninth edition maintains its classic and effective text/workbook format while staying ahead of the curve and preparing students for their future careers. MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the Stovall program. MediaShare allows students to post speeches and share them with classmates and instructors. Interactive videos provide students with the opportunity to watch and evaluate sample speeches. Online self-assessments and pre- and post-tests help students assess their comfort level with public speaking and their knowledge of the material.
Now in its Seventh Edition, Writing for the Mass Media remains one of the clearest and most effective introductions to media writing on the market. Offering clear writing, simple organization, abundant exercises, and precise examples, this book provides readers information about media writing and opportunities to develop their skills as professional writers. Using a text-workbook format, it introduces and explains the major forms of media writing–inverted pyramid and other story structures for print, emerging forms for the Web, dramatic unity for broadcast, copy platforms for advertising, and the various writing structures required for public relations. The basic and practical approach of Writing for the Mass Media makes it an excellent book for the introductory level writer.
Through five editions, Writing for the Mass Media remains one of the most clear and efficient introductions to media writing. This successful book offers a simple organization, clear writing, abundant exercises, and precise examples that give readers the information and opportunity to develop their skills as professional writers. Using a workbook-style format, it introduces and explains the major forms of media writing ( inverted pyramid for print and Web, dramatic writing for broadcast, copy platforms for advertising, and the various writing structures required for public relations ( and covers all major areas of media, including the World Wide Web. For writers interested in media writing.
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This innovative book is the first to identify and describe the systematic process that drives the day-to-day work of writers in the real world of print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. The key to creative problem solution for both simple and complex assignments in media work is engagingly detailed in this thought-provoking guide. Users of this book will learn how to fulfill assignments and write copy that meets an editor's or client's expectations, speaks to the intended audience, stands up to question, and remains in memory. The author skillfully blends tested processes from science and art to equip the student with the tools of self-management and the techniques of disciplined creativity that defend against erroneous judgment. Recognizing the role of problem solving in media and the primacy of critical thinking at all stages of the writing process -- from preparatory measures to final writing -- the author challenges the assumption that discipline and creativity are incompatible partners. That partnership is described in detail, then dramatized with absorbing examples and illustrations drawn from interviews with experienced practitioners in print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. Each chapter is a discovery of how this reliable partnership for solving writing problems in media applies to both anticipated and unexpected communication situations. Making known what media professionals have learned through trial and error on the job, here is a thinking and writing dynamic that students, new hires, and aspiring free-lancers can now acquire before entering the world of print or broadcast journalism, public relations or advertising.
This unique writing text and workbook format furniahes everything a student needs while learning to write for the mass media. Built around the concept that mass media writing can be enjoyable and rewarding, part one covers writing news stories for both print and broadcast, as well as persuasive writing, advertising, and public realtions. More than one hundred individual assignments are provided in these areas. Part two gives students practice and confidence in their writing and language skills. Numerous pages of language drills and exercises cover key areas such as: vivid verbs, homophones, concrete words, misplaced modifiers, gobbledygook, sexism, numbers, agreement, active voice, and more.
This introduction to the concepts and techniques of writing for the mass media offers detailed instruction on information gathering, organization, and writing for print and broadcast journalism, public relations, and advertising. Braden and Roth use examples from their extensive professional experience in the mass media to explain similarities and differences among the media and provide thorough writing instruction. Getting the Message Across combines an enlightening instructional text with a hands-on practice book and AP and broadcast style guides.
Transform your students into smart, savvy consumers of the media. Mass Communication: Living in a Media World (Ralph E. Hanson) provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.
"Wonderfully practical....just what every media writer needs." Christopher H. Sterling George Washington University * Learn what it takes to write for commercials, news, documentaries, corporate, educational, animation, games, the internet, and dramatic film & video productions * Outlines the key skills needed for a successful media writing career The demand for quality and knowledgeable multi-platform writing is always in high demand. An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media presents a survey of the many types of electronic media you can write for, and explains how to do it. Musburger focuses on the skills you need to write for animation versus radio or television news versus corporate training. Sample scripts help you learn by example while modeling your own scripts. Production files illustrate the integral role writers' play in the production process, and individual movie frames allow you compare these to the real scripts. Armed with the skills developed in this book, a media writer can apply for a variety of positions in newsrooms, advertising firms, motion pictures or animation studios, as well as local and national cable operations. Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston, USA. He has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, and writer. Musburger has received numerous awards for his video work and teaching and he continues to work in electronic media with his Seattle, WA,. consulting firm, Musburger Media Services. "[An] authoritative and clearly written description of the processes involved in writing for film, radio and television production." Raymond Fielding, Dean Emeritus Florida State University