Still clinging to your dog-eared dictionary? So attached to The Elements of Style that you named your rabbits Strunk and White? Maybe youare a beleaguered reporter, or a type-A newspaper reader who unwinds by e-mailing the editor about whether atweeta is a verb? Itas time to face up to reality: Writing clearly, checking facts, and correcting typos are dying arts. Whether youare a jaded producer of media or a nitpicking consumer of it, this book will help you to embrace, not resist, the lowering of standards for the written word! Part dictionary, part journalism textbook, part grammar and writing manual, Write More Good is a acomprehensivea aguidea to todayas amedia, a in all its ambulance-chasing, story-fabricating, money-hemorrhaging glory. (LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The authors are not responsible for consequences that may result from actually using this book as a dictionary, textbook, or grammar and writing manual.) Let The Bureau Chiefs, the ritina and reportina geniuses behind the Twitter phenomenon @FakeAPStylebook, teach you about: * Proper usage! aWorld Wara should be used only for conflicts involving countries on at least three continents. For large-scale battles against clones, killer tomatoes, or a fifty-foot woman, use aattacka instead. * Entertainment Journalism! When writing about a celebrity for an online audience, save your readers time by linking directly to nude photos of him or her. * Science Reporting! When writing about those robots that seek out and consume houseflies for energy, the parenthetical aside a(OH GOD, WEaRE DOOMED!)a is implied and is therefore not necessary to include in your story. And much, much, more! From the Trade Paperback edition.Part dictionary, part journalism textbook, part grammar and writing manual, Write More Good is a acomprehensivea aguidea to todayas amedia, a in all its ambulance-chasing, story-fabricating, money-hemorrhaging glory. (LEGAL ...
|Title||:||Write More Good|
|Author||:||The Bureau Chiefs|
|Publisher||:||Three Rivers Press - 2011-04-05|