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Newspapers and magazines have been steadily shrinking, and more and more former subscribers have gone to digital and internet sources for the news. Yet it has become increasingly clear that “short takes” don’t satisfy many readers, who still long for nuanced, long form journalism. By providing examples of classic magazine articles by professional writers, all of whom are gNewspapers and magazines have been steadily shrinking, and more and more former subscribers have gone to digital and internet sources for the news. Yet it has become increasingly clear that “short takes” don’t satisfy many readers, who still long for nuanced, long form journalism. By providing examples of classic magazine articles by professional writers, all of whom are graduates of the Missouri School of Journalism, this book fulfills the need for more sophisticated, thought-provoking essays that will resonate with both the general reader and students.The book is divided into three broad categories: profiles, first person journalism, and personal memoirs, and includes the original articles as well as a “postscript” by the writers in which they discuss what they’ve learned about writing, journalism, and the business of getting published. Useful for students and instructors in writing programs, the book also appeals to writers interested in both the art and the craft of successful writing....

Title : Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference
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ISBN : 9780826220899
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 281 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference Reviews

  • Tariq Engineer
    2019-03-05 01:28

    Lots of good stuff here for anyone interested in writing or reading about writing or just interested in reading some good stories.

  • Steven Miller
    2019-03-15 08:28

    Finished on December 28, 2017

  • Nan Narboe
    2019-03-04 06:47

    Writers talking about their careers and what makes a piece of writing is not going to be everybody's cup of tea. It is mine, however, and I hang out with newsy folk — which means my copy has gone to a retired reporter, who in turn plans to give it to a retired editor who now teaches journalism. Not that this is a book for an older demographic: In fact, I think teen-aged people with writing dreams might enjoy getting it as a graduation present.