Good writing is at the heart of journalism.Journalists write for a living. They use words precisely and efficiently. They present accurate, verified information in a way that a mass audience will understand it by reading or hearing it only once.Such writing takes skill, discipline and practice.
Writing Like a Journalist will give the reader some of the basic concepts of how journalists achieve good writing — writing that an audience can understand and will pay for.
Chapters topics in this volume include:
* The discipline of good writing
* Mastering the language
* Tools of writing: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
* Why journalistic writing is different
* The inverted pyramid structure
* Writing for audio and visual journalism
The book also contains a bonus chapter on the First Amendment with sections on each of the five freedoms protected by the amendment and a section on the history and development of the amendment.