"The Magazines Handbook" remains the 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, McKay discusses the key jobs in the industry from sub-editor to fashion assistant and journalist through to publisher. "The Magazines Handbook" outlines the specialist skills involved in magazine journalism including commissioning, writing news, researching, interviewing, production and sub-editing. Specialist chapters discuss electronic publishing and on-line journalism, magazine design, photography and picture editing and the legal framework in which magazine publishers have to operate. "The Magazines Handbook" includes: - Interviews with magazines journalists, editors, picture researchers and publishers - Advice on starting out and freelancing in the magazine industry - An analysis of 'new journalism' and reportage - A glossary of key terms and specialist concepts - Information on contacts, courses and professional training.
-Fully up-dated with re-written chapters on electronic publishing and electronic journalism and the magazine journalist and the law.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2. Training for magazine journalism 3. Jobs and careers in magazine journalism 4. Freelance journalism 5. Ideas and information 6. Writing: where to start 7. Newswriting 8. Features writing 9. Interviews 1: chasing the quotes 10. Interviews 2: chasing the stars 11. Subediting and production 12. Electronic publishing and electronic journalism "Tim Holmes" 13. Magazine Design "Tim Holmes" 14. Magazine illustration and picture editing "Tom Ang" 15. The business of magazine publishing 16. The magazine industry 17. Issues of conduct 18. The magazine journalist and the law "Anthony Richards" "Useful contacts Glossary Bibliography Index"
Jenny McKay has worked as a journalist in magazines, newspapers and television. She is Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Stirling. She was a founding member of the Association for Journalism Education and is a member of the Society for Editors and Women in Journalism.