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English for International Journalists

ISBN: 9780415609708 | 0415609704
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 4/4/2013

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This book provides a structured, step by step guide for non-native speakers learning to use English for the purposes of journalism across all media. It is supported by online resources concentrating on the spoken word, intonation and pronunciation It provides rules and guidelines to avoid the pitfalls and errors that undermine accuracy and clarity. In each chapter language analysis is provided in the strict and specialised context of journalism. The book assumes a basic knowledge of English and focuses on the language of journalism, not language per se. Appropriate language will be introduced as and when the journalist is likely to need it. Subjects covered include: Making contact Interviewing Grammar and journalistic writing Sensitive issues The language of argument The language of impartial and accurate reporting Bloggers and broadcasters Reporting economy and finance Science and the environment Some common mistakes Each chapter will conclude with a series of exercises, tests and suggested further activities which can be done either by the individual reader or set by a tutor as coursework.

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