After talking to Eric Hagerman, a writer for Wired and Popular Science, I have been motivated to study journalism. It is a topic that I have never formally studied. It is, however, a good topic to have knowledge about. I really want to contribute to a popular magazine, but I would possibly need to demonstrate an ability to write journalistic content. So, that is exactly what I intend on doing with Tech In Demand.
I am planning on heading out to Barnes & Noble later on today (if the weather agrees) to find some good books on the subject of journalism. After a quick search online, I have found many books on the topic. I know of three that I am going to be checking out:
- Associated Press Guide to Newswriting: The Resource for Professional Journalists—Rene J.J. Capone
- How to Write Articles for Magazines and Newspapers—Dawn B. Sova
- Writing for Magazines: A Beginners Guide—Chryl Sloan Wray
I’m sure there are others, but I will be on the hunt for those in particular. However, if anyone else has any suggestions, please let me know of them. I will be glad to check them out.
Once I learn the concepts of journalism, I will try my best to demonstrate them on Tech In Demand. The “blogs” section will be reserved for personal opinion, but the actual zones of the site will be for journalistic content.
Assuming all goes well, I will then attempt to get an article published in a small or large magazine—it depends on how confident I am feeling.
Again, if you have any advice on books or resources for studying journalism, please let me know in the comments section. It would be greatly appreciated!