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Speaking of Journalism: Twelve Writers and Editors Talk About Their Work Hardcover – May 19 1994

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (May 19 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062701150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062701152
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,250,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

For a course on nonfiction writing he taught at the New School in Manhattan, Zinsser invited 11 of his former Yale students, who are now journalists, to talk "about how they work and what they believe." For aspiring and working journalists, and others curious about the field, these edited talks--divided into categories like politics, people, sports, social issues, etc.--make an instructive collection. The New Yorker 's Mark Singer relates that he reads fiction to help him to develop his own voice. Freelancer Jennifer Allen stresses that a fair-minded editor is more valuable than "all the exposure in the world." Newsweek 's Melinda Beck maintains that editors sometimes only become aware of issues when their friends call them to their attention. Zinsser adds a thoughtful postscript to each chapter; for example, recounting how he gathered emotional content for his book American Places and advising reporters to "push the boundaries of your subject."
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.

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