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The Magazine Article: How to Think It, Plan It, Write It Hardcover – January, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0898794502 ISBN-10: 0898794501 Edition: 1st

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Journalism professor Jacobi focuses on article writing as a creative process as opposed to a way of making money. He notes that insight and deep feeling lead to the best writing, quoting poems and other fine work as examples. Articles are excerpted from varied publications to exemplify how such techniques as information gathering, structuring, exposition, and description have led to successful results. A chapter is devoted to close analysis of two articles, one an investigative expose on arson that appeared in Playboy , the other a major story in Restaurants & Institutions on combatting high labor turnover. A chapter also considers such near relatives of the article as the personal essay and the profile. Not concerned with manuscript mechanics or marketing, this is surely one of the more thoughtful books on magazine journalism. Highly recommended.
- William A. Donovan, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Peter P. Jacobi is Professor of Journalism at Indiana University. He is a consultant for magazines, a specialist in speech coaching and media training, and author of several books, including Writing with Style: The News Story and the Feature and The Messiah Book: The Life and Times of G. F. Handel's Greatest Hit.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 1st edition (January 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898794501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898794502
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,418,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was totally the opposite of what I was expecting - namely, practical down-to-earth steps in preparing a magazine article. Instead, it was filled with samples that could be called "motivational" but not the practical tips I seeking. I found the "Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing" by Jean Frederette to be much more of the nuts and bolts that I was looking for. Perhaps a more experienced writer would appreciate the powerful examples in this book; however, as a novice I need to know more tecnique than theory. My book will be shoved to the back of the bookcase for now.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 1997
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Magazine writing is a breed different from any other journalistic style. Peter Jacobi's book explains and inspires, in plain English, how to captivate readers, remain focused, and appeal to an audience. As important a reference as Elements of Style
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1999
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This book is probably the most focused, practical book on the market. Full of ways to find writing ideas, organize them, and get them down on paper in a captivating way. For anyone searching for a resource written just for writers, you'll find it here. Great book, Peter!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GA on February 18, 2007
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Not much more than a collection of anecdotes. Don't expect to learn much here. The section on interviewing, for instance, gives a couple of stories, then a brief guideline, with such original gems as "ask intelligent questions". Nothing on how to find the people to interview, how to connect with them, whether and what you should expect to pay, or how to actually conduct the interview.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Vasaris on January 28, 2004
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Maybe I just didn't "get it." More likely my expectations were different than what the author intended. I was expecting "hundreds of ideas to spark my creativity" but got the same number of examples from Harpers, New Yorker, WSJ, Time and just about every other publication known to man, or so it seems. Yes I read some good, actually great, writing examples, but it never came together nor did I get the points being made. Perhaps I'll let it sit on the shelf a while and try again another day. For now, my recommendation is to pick up "How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines" - more information in half the number of pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia VINE VOICE on February 28, 2012
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This book was published in 1991 and does not appear to be up-to-date, both in the information imparted and the style, etc. However, it concentrates much more on the mechanics of writing than on the selling of the articles and I think it has a lot of good things to say in this area. If you want help writing, I recommend it, but if you want help submitting and selling I recommend "Writing and Selling Articles for Profit" by L. Perry Wilbur.
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