Book Title: Writing for the Mass Media
Author: James G. Stovall
Author info: Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media
Publication Date: January 2009
Synopsis: Now in its seventh edition, Writing for the Mass Media remains one of the clearest and most effective introductions to media writing on the market. This text, which has been used at more than 450 colleges and universities during its life, offers clear writing, simple organization, abundant exercises, and precise examples that give students information about media writing and opportunities to develop their skills as professional writers. Using a text-workbook format, it introduces and explains the major forms of media writing-inverted pyramid and other story structures for print, emerging forms for the Web, dramatic unity for broadcast, copy platforms for advertising, and the various writing structures required for public relations. The basic and practical approach of Writing for the Mass Media makes it an excellent text for an introductory writing course.