English for Journalists

English for Journalists

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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 spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing and 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
* the correct use and spelling of foreign words
* a chapter on broadcast journalism
* an updated glossary of journalistic terms
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  • Electronic book text | 144 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 113469962X
  • 9781134699629

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements How to use this book 1. The use of English 2. Grammar: the rules 3. Grammar: mistakes and confusions 4. Spelling 5. Punctuation 6. Reporting speech 7. House style 8. Style 9. Words 10. Foreign words 11. Figures 12. Broadcast journalism Glossary of terms used in journalism Further reading Index
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About Wynford Hicks

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.
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