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Author Benson, Christopher D

Title Magazine Writing
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
Table of Contents
 List of Boxesxi
1.Beginning the Journey: An Overview 
 What Is a Magazine?3
 Getting the Assignment: The Five Things Every Freelance Writer Should Know6
 Magazine Content Organization8
 Magazine Staff Organization9
 A Final Word11
2.The Inside Story: A Look at the Magazine Industry 
 Magazine Categories15
 Magazine Development: A Brief History17
 Magazine Readers: A Sophisticated Audience24
 Values Model28
3.Magazine Markets 
 Selective Markets36
 Men's Magazines36
 Women's Magazines41
 Shelter Magazines44
 Fashion Magazines45
 Fitness Magazines49
 Small, Independent Women's Magazines50
4.The Big Idea 
 What Do You Know?55
 Ideas Are Everywhere56
 Setting Strategy66
 What's My Motivation?70
5.Sharpening the Angle 
 Sharpening the Focus75
 Editor's Page86
 Letters to the Editor86
6.Pitch Perfect 
 Marketing Your Work91
 Breaking In92
 Elements of the Query100
 Form of Presentation101
 Dramatic Conclusion104
7.Research: The Foundation of Good Storytelling 
 Conducting the Interview118
 Getting It Right124
 Final Considerations125
8.Structure: The Building Blocks of Good Storytelling 
 The Overall Structure130
 The Beginning131
 The Middle137
 The End140
9.Structure II: The Mortar for Storytelling Blocks 
 The Elements145
 The Right Attitude160
 Great Editors: A Collaboration160
 The Process161
 Balancing the Structural Elements164
11.Literary Non-fiction: Storytelling at Its Best 
 What Makes a Good Long-form Narrative Story?174
 Literary Non-fiction Elements176
 Literary Non-fiction Process179
12.The Profile: Where Life Stories Come to Life 
 Getting Started192
 Detail: The Key to Vivid Profiles195
 Finding Your Angle197
 Classic Profile Structure199
 Alternative Story Forms200
 The Through Line: Connective Tissue For the Story202
 The Interview and Q&A Story203
13.Service: "Hey, I Can Do That!" 
 Inspiration: The Fundamental Component of Service Pieces209
 Solving Reader Problems210
 Front-of-the-Book: Chunks, Charticles, and Other High-Concept Formats214
14.Arts and Entertainment 
 The Field222
 Getting Started in Arts & Entertainment Writing223
 What "Writing About the Arts" Really Entails225
 The Marketplace233
 More Than Scores and Stats235
 Worlds of Possibility237
 Follow Your Passion238
 Sports As a Cultural Phenomenon240
 Sports As Business240
 Think Digitally242
 Publishing Possibilities247
 General Approach249
 Fun in the Topics250
 Information Gathering251
 Thematic Stories253
 Travel at Home255
 Travel-Related Stories255
 Personal Commitment256
 Knowing It When You See It262
 Essay Types262
18.B2B: The Ultimate Service Journalism 
 The Case For a Career in Trade Magazines276
 Why Most People Are Hesitant About Working For the Trades277
 Writing For the Trades279
 Pitching to the Trades280
19.Writing for the Web and Tablets 
 Survey the Digital Landscape286
 Build Your Digital Brand288
 Understand the Difference between the Print and Digital Audience Experience291
20.Legal and Ethical Considerations 
 Legal Issues298
 Protections for Journalists299
 Fact or Fiction?301
 Confirm Sources of Information302
 Invasion of Privacy302
 Ethical Decisions303
 Ethics of Reporting304
 Ethics of Presentation306
 Personal Concerns307
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Description 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Boxes; 1 Beginning the Journey: An Overview; Introduction; What Is a Magazine?; Getting the Assignment: The Five Things Every Freelance Writer Should Know; Magazine Content Organization; Magazine Staff Organization; A Final Word; 2 The Inside Story: A Look at the Magazine Industry; Overview; Magazine Categories; Magazine Development: A Brief History; Magazine Readers: A Sophisticated Audience; Values Model; 3 Magazine Markets; Overview; Selective Markets; Men's Magazines; Women's Magazines; Shelter Magazines; Fashion Magazines; Fitness Magazines
Small, Independent Women's Magazines4 The Big Idea; What Do You Know?; Ideas Are Everywhere; Setting Strategy; What's My Motivation?; 5 Sharpening the Angle; Sharpening the Focus; Process; Cover; Contents; Editor's Page; Letters to the Editor; 6 Pitch Perfect; Introduction; Marketing Your Work; Breaking In; Elements of the Query; Form of Presentation; Approach; Dramatic Conclusion; 7 Research: The Foundation of Good Storytelling; Introduction; Documents; Voice; Conducting the Interview; Getting It Right; Final Considerations; 8 Structure: The Building Blocks of Good Storytelling; Introduction
The Overall StructureThe Beginning; The Middle; The End; 9 Structure II: The Mortar for Storytelling Blocks; Introduction; The Elements; 10 Self-Edit; Introduction; The Right Attitude; Great Editors: A Collaboration; The Process; Balancing the Structural Elements; Proofreading; 11 Literary Non-fiction: Storytelling at Its Best; Introduction; Overview; What Makes a Good Long-form Narrative Story?; Literary Non-fiction Elements; Literary Non-fiction Process; 12 The Profile: Where Life Stories Come to Life; Introduction; Overview; Getting Started; Detail: The Key to Vivid Profiles
Finding Your AngleClassic Profile Structure; Alternative Story Forms; The Through Line: Connective Tissue For the Story; The Interview and Q & A Story; 13 Service: "Hey, I Can Do That!"; Introduction; Inspiration: The Fundamental Component of Service Pieces; Solving Reader Problems; Front-of-the-Book: Chunks, Charticles, and Other High-Concept Formats; 14 Arts and Entertainment; Introduction; The Field; Getting Started in Arts & Entertainment Writing; What "Writing About the Arts" Really Entails; 15 Sports; Introduction; The Marketplace; More Than Scores and Stats; Worlds of Possibility
Follow Your PassionSports As a Cultural Phenomenon; Sports As Business; Think Digitally; 16 Travel; Introduction; Publishing Possibilities; General Approach; Fun in the Topics; Information Gathering; Thematic Stories; Structure; Travel at Home; Travel-Related Stories; Personal Commitment; 17 Essay; Introduction; Knowing It When You See It; Essay Types; 18 B2B: The Ultimate Service Journalism; Introduction; The Case For a Career in Trade Magazines; Why Most People Are Hesitant About Working For the Trades; Writing For the Trades; Pitching to the Trades; 19 Writing for the Web and Tablets
Summary What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines?In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through to the final production, taking with them the essential tools and skills they will need for today's rapidly changing media landscape. Written by a team of experienced writers and editors, Magazine Writing teaches the time-tested rules for good writing alongside the modern tools for digital storytelling. From service pieces to profiles, enter
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Subject Feature writing -- Vocational guidance
Feature writing -- Vocational guidance.
Form Electronic book
Author Whitaker, Charles F
ISBN 9781136191220