'As well as guides on how to report courts and councils, Newspaper Journalism offers tips on how to write both news stories and features and how to make and keep contacts. The tips are packed with real life examples from journalists working on provincial newspapers. A worthwhile read - and not just for the latest newshound to join the press pack' - www.HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk'This is lucid, lean and up-to-date introduction to newspaper journalism and how to do it' - Jane Taylor, The Surrey Institute of Art and DesignA practical introduction to journalism, and the broader context in which journalists operate, Newspaper Journalism covers the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good newspaper journalism. Engagingly written, the book is also a rich resource of real life examples, anecdotes, case studies and exercises.Susan Pape and Susan Featherstone have drawn on their considerable experience to provide a solid grounding in the principles and practice of newspaper journalism. The resulting book recognises the needs of the profession and those seeking to enter it.

News Language
News language

‘I must ask you to not split infinitives,’ I said …

‘Hear about the bloke who shot the owl?’ said Arthur. ‘It kept saying to who instead of to whom.’

‘Shouldn't it be Who's Whom instead of Who's Who?’ I said …

K.Waterhouse, Billy Liar (1978)

This chapter:

  • looks at the language of news
  • examines how it is written and why it is written in that way
  • shows how correct use of language and grammar contributes to understanding and simplicity
  • considers colour, house style and headlines
  • considers how competition for space, the need for speed and the constraints of newspaper design have affected the language of news
  • explores the ways in which news language differs between different print media
  • considers how tone and voice affect the choice of language.

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