The Magazines Handbook by Jenny MckayThe Magazines Handbook by Jenny Mckay

The Magazines Handbook

byJenny MckayEditorJenny Mckay

Paperback | December 6, 2013

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The Magazines Handbookhas firmly established itself as the essential introduction to the theories and practices of the modern magazine industry. This fully updated third edition comprehensively examines the business of publishing magazines today and the work of the contemporary magazine journalist.

Jenny McKay draws examples from a broad range of publications to explore key jobs in the industry, covering everyone from the sub editor to the fashion assistant, as well as analysing the many skills involved in magazine journalism, including commissioning, researching, interviewing, and production.

Updated specialist chapters discuss the growth and development of electronic publishing and online journalism, new directions in magazine design, photography and picture editing, and the most up to date legal frameworks in which magazine journalists must operate.

The Magazines Handbookincludes:

¿ Interviews with magazine journalists, editors, 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.

Jenny McKayhas worked as a journalist in magazines, newspapers and television. She has extensive experience of the university-level teaching of journalists and is currently Senior Lecturer in magazine journalism at the University of Sunderland, UK. She was a founding member of the Association for Journalism Education and the Internatio...
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Title:The Magazines HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:December 6, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041561757X

ISBN - 13:9780415617574

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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 Magazines in the digital worldTim Holmes  13 Magazine designTim Holmes  14 Magazine illustration and picture editingTom Ang with Phil Cullen  15 The business of magazine publishing  16 The magazine industry  17 Issues of conduct  18 The magazine journalist and the lawCarole Watson with Anthony Richards, and Linda Ventry (Scottish Law)

Editorial Reviews

'This is an accessible and valuable read¿ I would recommend both books and if you are seriously considering magazines for analysis and production exercises, both the [Magazines] Handbook and the [Magazine] Production book are essential buys.' - Media Education Association Newsletter