Thursday, July 8, 2010

Around the Word

Today's featured posts share a few select secrets for persuading your reader and enticing the publishing industry...
  • NYU journalism professor and media theory expert Jay Rosen challenges the idea of "objectivity" as a form of journalistic persuasion, daring to suggest journos opt for political transparency for their points of view to ground their arguments
  • Copyblogger founder Brian Clark takes a cue from Aristotle in asserting that your character is determined by the make-up of what you write. He calls for meeting audience expectations ("decorum"), infusing practical wisdom (forget the lectern stuff), and gifting free content
  • Mediabistro talks with travel writer David Farley about his journey from journalist to memoirist, including the ingenious bio line that got him a book deal

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