The Elements of News Writing

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Modeled on Strunk's classic The Elements of Style, this text is a clear, concise handbook that presents the essential rules of journalism. The Elements of News Writing covers the basics of news writing with none of the extra verbiage that bogs down many textbooks. The author pays extra attention to grammar and usage, with easy-to follow basic tips on writing.

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Modeled on Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style, this text is a clear, concise handbook that presents the essential rules of journalism.

The Elements of News Writing covers the basics of news writing with none of the extra verbiage that bogs down many textbooks. The author pays extra attention to grammar and usage, with easy-to-follow basic tips on writing.

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  • Provides a complete introduction to the basics of news writing in an affordable, brief handbook format.
  • Includes a section on grammar and usage so students have a quick refresher on the rules they need most.
  • Features a concise, straightforward style that encourages students to engage in the material.
  • Gives easy-to-follow guidance on writing a news story in Chapter 12, “How to Write a News Story in 15 Steps.”

About the Author

James W. Kershner teaches writing at Cape Cod Community College. In a 30-year newspaper career, he was staff reporter for the Providence Journal, city editor of the Carlisle (Pa.) Sentinel, Sunday editor of the Cape Cod Times, and most recently, executive editor of the four weeklies of the Community Newspaper Company on Cape Cod. He holds a bachelor's degree from Marietta College and a master's degree in journalism from Penn State University.

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