Writing to Deadline by Donald Murray. The Journalist at Work
Writing to Deadline

Writing to Deadline

The Journalist at Work

By Donald Murray

Writing to Deadline takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under demanding restrictions of time and space. This is an essential book for working journalists, professors and students of journalism, directors of newspaper inservice writing programs, and anyone who wants to learn more about:

  • the news-writing process
  • reporting and writing for surprise
  • focusing your story
  • draft writing
  • editing and fine-tuning
  • case studies of real journalists at work.
Combining his knowledge
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Writing to Deadline takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under demanding restrictions of time and space. This is an essential book for working journalists, professors and students of journalism, directors of newspaper inservice writing programs, and anyone who wants to learn more about:

  • the news-writing process
  • reporting and writing for surprise
  • focusing your story
  • draft writing
  • editing and fine-tuning
  • case studies of real journalists at work.
Combining his knowledge as a composition researcher and theorist with his practical experience as a teacher and journalist, Donald Murray both explains and demonstrates the writing process as he allows the reader to look over his shoulder—and the shoulders of other journalists—as they practice the craft of the immediate.

Contents

Contents:
1.
The Journalist's Craft
2. The Process of Newswriting
3. EXPLORE: Report for Surprise
4. FOCUS: Find the Tension
5. REHEARSE: Writing Before Writing
6. DRAFT: Write for Surprise
7. DEVELOP: Work on What Works
8. CLARIFY: Represent the Reader
9. How to Remain An Apprentice