How to work as a Freelance Journalist


Author: Marc Leverton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848034288
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and anybody who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: *the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing and business writing *what it's like to step into the unknown and become self-employed *how to pitch your ideas to editors *how to brainstorm ideas *how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from successful freelance journalists and editors, plus a useful self-employment checklist.

Das Prinzip der Pyramide

Ideen klar, verständlich und erfolgreich kommunizieren
Author: Barbara Minto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827371898
Category: Language and logic
Page: 271
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How To Become A Good Journalist


Author: Raza Elahi
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126910250
Category: Journalism
Page: 80
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Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More

Copywriter, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Journalist
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080719
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
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Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!

Professional Feature Writing


Author: Bruce Garrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415998980
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 430
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This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.

Al Jazeera

How Arab TV News Challenged the World
Author: Hugh Miles
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748116133
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al Jazeera and its operations. Financed by one of the weathiest countries in the world, Al Jazeera quickly established itself as the premiere news channel in the Islamic world by covering events Arabs cared about in a way they had never seen before. However, accusations of ties to Al Qaeda continue to plague it. Their journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously. This the story behind the Arab news channel that makes the news.

The Magazines Handbook


Author: Jenny McKay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134698844
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
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The Magazines Handbook is a comprehensive introduction to the magazine industry. It traces the development of magazine publishing and explores the business of magazines and the role of the magazine journalist. Using examples from consumer magazines, trade journals, periodicals and specialist publications, Jenny McKay discusses the key jobs in the industry from sub-editor to fashion assistant and journalist through to publisher.

A Decent Proposal

How to Sell Your Book to an Australian Publisher
Author: Rhonda Whitton,Sheila Hollingworth
Publisher: Common Ground
ISBN: 1863350454
Category: Authors and publishers
Page: 140
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Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

They Called Me Kite


Author: Nancy Needham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462828752
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Rebellious Katie Darlene was the youngest of three children until her baby brother was born with a heart defect. The bright teenager tells her story of growing up in a military family during a time when boys are dying in Vietnam, men are landing on the moon for the first time and her father, a mess sergeant in the Air Force, is ordered to a remote mission to Alaska. They move to her fathers hometown in Texas to have access to a military hospital and to be near family. To complicate Kate's problems, her immediate family, led by a Yankee mother, is faced for the first time with Southernisms, especially involving race relations. The feisty Kate- which is pronounced Kite in a Texas accent- keeps readers captivated and cheering for her throughout. Her story recalls eighteen months in a town full of people who can't help but admire her but wish she'd hurry up and conform so she will become the precious young lady they all know she can be. Life with her is never dull as Kite shares intimate moments such as when she tries to shave her legs, learns how to deceitfully fill the top of her first formal, experiences her first kiss and discovers boys can be teased without any effort at all. She takes life as it comes and tries to make it bend to her will. This isn't easy for a person who is colorblind in a segregated town. Her story is something to be cherished and pondered. The book is full of emotion as she struggles through a time in the late sixties when the raging Vietnam war was taking away boys as soon as they turned eighteen and wasnt always sending them home. The blood, sweat and tears of the civil rights movement was flooding much of the country and causing enormous change. But it had made not a trickle into some small towns, including where Kite must live while her father is away. Kites life changes rapidly. She would have preferred her biggest worry be about how to wear her hair. But, she can't keep societal changes out of the context of her personal life. She cant just be a kid anymore, with a hula hoop and a bag of jax. The story begins with a forward explaining the workings of her family, opens a door into her personality and tells how Kite came to live in a small Texas town in 1968 where no one seemed to know about the Beatles or that racism was against the law. She is accepted in the town because she is kin to almost everyone. Her Texas kinfolk believe there is one Glory Child born into their family each generation that is destined for some kind of greatness. Kite seems to be the chosen one since she is beautiful, has a genius I.Q. and is very outspoken. Kite takes this Glory Child business all in stride, mostly because that is her personality and the title loses significance to her since her father was supposedly his generations Glory Child and she knew of nothing exceptional he ever did. Kite does appreciate being accepted and enjoys - as most teens would - fitting in as quickly as possible. Especially since her parents moved her into such a peculiar place where people speak slower and think unlike anyone shes met while growing up on multi-ethnic Air Force bases. The transition is not as easy for the rest of her family and her mother is somewhat of an outcast since she comes from a state that fought against the confederacy. A confusing point for Kite who thought the war between the states was over except for its historical relevance. The story moves quickly with something consequential occurring on each page as Kite and the town grow up together. The people are unusual but real. Kite is an honest soul and does not hold back as she moves the story along with her innocent and often self-centered insights into a complicated world when perspectives about women, race and other important issues were changing in a way that would affect generations to come.

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People


Author: Toby Young
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748109846
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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In 1995, high-flying British journalist Toby Young left London for New York to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Other Brits had taken Manhattan - Alistair Cooke, Tina Brown, Anna Wintour - so why couldn't he? Surely, it would only be a matter of time before the Big Apple was in the palm of his hand. But things did not go according to plan. Within the space of two years he was fired from Vanity Fair, banned from the most fashionable bar in the city and couldn't get a date for love or money. Even the local AA group wanted nothing to do with him. How To Lose Friends & Alienate People is Toby Young's hilarious account of the five years he spent steadily working his way down the New York food chain, from glossy magazine editor to crash-test dummy for interactive sex toys. But it's not just a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes. It's also a seditious attack on the culture of celebrity from inside the belly of the beast. Not since Bonfire of the Vanities has the New York A-list been so mercilessly lampooned - and it all really happened!

Becoming Austrians

Jews and Culture between the World Wars
Author: Lisa Silverman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942722
Category: History
Page: 346
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The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews' former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created plenty of room for innovation and change in the realm of culture. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, and they became heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By isolating the years between the World Wars and examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of people, places, and events as "Jewish" accompanied the crises occurring in the wake of Austria-Hungary's collapse, with profound effects on Austria's cultural legacy. In some cases, the consequences of this marking resulted in grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for example, was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his father years before he became a world-famous photographer. And the men who shot and killed writer Hugo Bettauer and philosopher Moritz Schlick received inadequate punishment for their murderous deeds. But engagements with the terms of Jewish difference also characterized the creation of culture, as shown in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The City without Jews and its film adaptation, other texts by Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances at the Salzburg Festival and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. By examining the lives, works, and deeds of a broad range of Austrians, Lisa Silverman reveals how the social codings of politics, gender, and nation received a powerful boost when articulated along the lines of Jewish difference.

Circulating Genius


Author: Sydney Janet Kaplan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748675930
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Centred on the relationship between the personal lives of the writers John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and D. H. Lawrence and the works they produced this intriguing study develops a portrait of a circle of writers who significantly influenced t

Writing Features and Interviews

How to Build a Career As a Freelance Journalist
Author: Christine Hall
Publisher: How to Books Limited
ISBN: 9781857034233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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This guide offers step-by-step advice on how to break into print, how to develop ideas into publishable articles, how to sell them, and how to build a career as a freelance journalist. Written form the editor's point of view, the book is a source of insider knowledge for writers at all levels. The author reveals the best-selling feature subjects and what editors really want to buy. Practical tips are offered including: how to write an irresistible query letter; how to cope with a difficult interviewee; and how to illustrate features. Case studies provide real-life examples to illustrate the points made.

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Author: Brigitte Peucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354051
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 656
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A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).

Juergen Corleis


Author: Juergen Corleis
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447856406
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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A must read contributionn on contemporary history. Juergen Corleis (1929 - 2011) was an acclaimed journalist and documantary film maker. Corleis has also been a press photographer and a foreign correspondent for radio and print media. His acclaimed documentary on the horrors of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen is still shown at the information centre at the camp and has been seen by millions. In his autobiography he reports on his work from Hitler to Howard's end. ""Where better to hide a young German teenager with Jewish heritage from the Nazis during the war than inside a Nazi school?"" "My point of view is: believing in the superiority of your own race, religion, ideology or way of life allows you to treat others inhumanely. I never accepted that the Germans were the master race, or the United States God's own country, or the Jews the chosen people. ""What we observe today is the widespread acceptance of discrimination""

Embattled Dreams

California in War and Peace, 1940-1950
Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019992368X
Category: History
Page: 416
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The sixth volume in one of the great ongoing works of American cultural history--Kevin Starr's monumental Americans and the California Dream--Embattled Dreams is a peerless work of cultural history following California in the years surrounding World War II. During the 1940s California ascended to a new, more powerful role in the nation. Starr describes the vast expansion of the war industry and California's role as the "arsenal of democracy" (especially the significant part women played in the aviation industry). He examines the politics of the state: Earl Warren as the dominant political figure, the anti-Communist movement and "red baiting," and the early career of Richard Nixon. He also looks at culture, ranging from Hollywood to the counterculture, to film noir and detective stories. And he illuminates the harassment of Japanese immigrants and the shameful treatment of other minorities, especially Hispanics and blacks. In Embattled Dreams, Starr again provides a spellbinding account of the Golden State, narrating California's transformation from a regional power to a dominant economic, social, and cultural force. "With a novelist's eye for the telling detail, and a historian's grasp of the sweep of grand events.... [Starr's] got it all down.... I read the book with absorbed admiration."--Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War "The scope of Starr's scholarship is breathtaking."--Atlantic Monthly "A magnificent accomplishment."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Brilliant and epic social and cultural history."--Business Week "Ebullient, nuanced, interdisciplinary history of the grandest kind."--San Francisco Chronicle

The Complete Career Makeover


Author: Nic Paton
Publisher: Guardian Books
ISBN: 085265362X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Have you reached a crossroads in your career? Do you want to start your own business or go freelance? Would you like some easy-to-follow guidance on making a career change? In these times of economic uncertainty, it's natural to find the idea of switching jobs daunting. However, it is precisely during a downturn that shifts in the employment market can lead to unprecedented and exciting opportunities to try something new. Of course, there are major questions to be asked and considerations to take into account when you're thinking of changing career path - finances, time, age, family and location, to name but a few - and in this unique guide the Guardian's careers experts lead you through the employment minefield with clear and practical advice. Whether you need to retrain, are looking for finances to fund a new business or simply want to know the best way to move into a different role within your current company, this timely guide is packed with expert advice, personal case studies and contacts to help you give your career (and your life) and total makeover.

The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English


Author: Ed. Mohit K. Ray
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126908325
Category: Authors, English
Page: 604
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Intended To Serve The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature, The Companion Is An Ultimate Literary Reference Source, Providing An Up-To-Date, Comprehensive And Authoritative Biographies Of Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Journalists And Critics Ranging From Literary Giants Of The Past To Contemporary Writers Like Peter Burnes (1931-2004), Anthony Powell (1905-2000), Patrick O Brian (1914-2000), Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Grace Nicholas (1950- ) And Douglas Adams (1952-2001). Over The Last Few Decades English Literary Canon Has Become Relatively More Extensive And Diverse. In Recognition Of The Significance Of The New Literatures In English, Special Emphasis Has Been Given On The Writers Of These Literatures. In Addition, The Indian Writers Writing In English Have Been Given A Prominent Place In The Book, Thereby Making It Particularly Useful For The Students Of Indian English Literature. The Companion Is Unique Of Its Kind As It Gives A Broad Outline Of The Story And Not Merely A Brief Account Of The Plot Structure Of A Literary Work So As To Enable The Students To Have A Fairly Good Idea Of The Story. Likewise, Before Getting Down To The Writings Of An Author, The Companion Provides An Invaluable And Authoritative Biographical Note Believing That An Author S Biography Facilitates Proper Understanding Of His/Her Contributions.On Account Of Its Clear And Reliable Plot Summaries And Descriptive Entries Of Major Works And Literary Journals And Authentic Biographical Details, The Companion Is A Work Of Permanent Value. It Is Undoubtedly An Indispensable And Path-Breaking Handy Reference Guide For All Those Interested In Literatures In English Produced In The United Kingdom, The United States, Canada, Australia, Africa, The Caribbean, India And Other Countries.

Be a Better Writer

Power Tools for Young Writers!: Essential Tips, Exercises and Techniques for Aspiring Writers
Author: Steve Peha,Margot Carmichael Lester
Publisher: Leverage Factory
ISBN: 0977300013
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 270
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A comprehensive guide to writing covers style and voice, topics, organizing thoughts, finding a voice, choosing vocabulary, and punctuation, offering examples, suggestions, and activities for practice.

Vier zauberhafte Schwestern


Author: Sheridan Winn
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104011869
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Vier Schwestern und ein magisches Geheimnis Sky kann es kaum fassen: Ein Wink mit dem Zeigefinger genügt, und ihre Kuscheltiere schweben durch die Luft. Hier ist irgendetwas Magisches im Gange! Komischerweise sind ihre drei großen Schwestern kein bisschen überrascht. Denn alle Cantrip-Schwestern haben magische Kräfte, jede eine ganz besondere. Die vier Schwestern schwören, ihre Kräfte nur für das Gute einzusetzen. Doch ihr Schwur wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt ...