English for Journalists

English for Journalists

by WynfordHicks (Author)


English for Journalists is an invaluable guide not only to the basics of English, but to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon which are specific to the language of journalism. Written in an accessible style, beginning with the fundamentals of grammar and the use of English, English for Journalists contains a clear summary of the rules of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing, each point is illustrated with concise examples. This revised and updated edition includes: a discussion of the recent debates surrounding the use of standard and idiomatic English a new chapter on the use of arithmetic and figures the correct use and spelling of foreign words together with definitions of commonly used Greek and Latin references a chapter on broadcast journalism, by Harriett Gilbert, which highlights the problems faced by radio and television journalists an updated glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 12 Feb 1998

ISBN 10: 0415170087
ISBN 13: 9780415170086

Author Bio
Wynford Hicks is a freelance journalist and editorial trainer. He has worked as a reporter, sub-editor, feature writer and editorial consultant in magazines, newspapers and books, and as a teacher of journalism specialising in the use of English, sub-editing and writing styles. He now lives in France.