Find your perfect holiday reading
The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism (Hardback)
  • The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism (Hardback)
zoom

The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism (Hardback)

(author)
£49.95
Hardback 226 Pages / Published: 27/10/2006
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful emotions. A compelling story can shape_for good or ill_the way a reader understands people, events, and issues. The Ethics of the Story examines the ethical implications of narrative techniques commonly used in journalism, not just literary journalism but also news and feature writing. The book draws on interviews with 60 talented journalists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, to offer practical advice about ethical choices in writing and editing.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742537767
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 233 x 158 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Arguing that powerful forces tempt journalists to stray from the best possible version of the truth, Craig devotes chapters to storytelling with anecdotes; how description and attribution can lead to a perceived bias or confusion over the source of the information; how to quote and when paraphrasing is acceptable; choosing words, assigning labels, and the inevitability of bias; the dangers of interpreting and analyzing the story; and the choice and dangers of voice....Recommended. * CHOICE *
David Craig makes an important contribution to the study of media ethics. He reminds us that all stories have moral dimensions; that the best journalists tell stories with care in the public interest; and that good or bad can come from the choice of a single word. -- Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute for Media Studies; author, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

You may also be interested in...

Ten Days in a Madhouse
Added to basket
Butcher's Copy-editing
Added to basket
The Clyde: River and Firth
Added to basket
Storycraft
Added to basket
£19.00
Hardback
News Writing
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Photojournalism 1855 to the Present
Added to basket
Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Journalism
Added to basket
The Economist Style Guide
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.