How to Write for the Press; A Practical Handbook for Beginners in Journalism

How to Write for the Press; A Practical Handbook for Beginners in Journalism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... with favour, as it manifested on my part an anxiety not by any mischance to misrepresent the speaker. Always promise to submit a proof of your article before it is published, and never fail to see that this, the least that the journalist can do for the lady or gentleman who has favoured him with an interview, is carefully fulfilled. It is also good policy, as it fixes the onus of the statements on the right shoulders. There is not a town or city of any importance that does not possess a score or more of potential subjects for interviews, and, as I have already said, the art may be practised by the outside contributor as easily as by the staff journalist. Communicate with the editor of the newspaper, periodical, or magazine which you think the interview would suit, before you write it, and if you get the commission to do it you ean state in asking the "subject" for an appointment that you have been requested to interview him or her for the publication in question, thus strengthening your application considerably. Interviews are as well paid as any other class of contribution, five or six guineas being the average remuneration for an illustrated interview in one of the magazines, though 101. is frequently given, and I have even heard of thirty sovereigns being paid for an interview contributed to one of the popular illustrated magazines. The work is especially suited to women, and some of the best of our well-known interviewers are among the fair sex. In this connection the following paragraph from an article in Atalanta, telling young ladies how to do an interview, may be quoted: --In the case of a society woman, the interviewer has to fall back upon the furniture and the style of the house, to drag in allusions to the lady's husband, her family, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661095
  • 9781236661098