InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Celebrating William Safire’s Precision

MateaGold.jpgAs the literary world reflects on the legacy of William Safire, one LA Times reporter measured his work against the writing style of a 21st Century conservative icon–Glenn Beck.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Matea Gold, the television media reporter for the LA Times. She discussed how Beck’s work lacked the same commitment to precision that made Safire’s work great.

Here’s an excerpt: “Safire had this obsession with the precision of language that I think was very admirable. I think Beck uses language more loosely. You see him throwing around a lot of words like ‘Communism’ and ‘radicalism,’ it creates a lot of fear around a subject without a precise connection to that subject.”

Mediabistro Course

Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction Book ProposalStarting September 4,work with a literary agent to complete a full proposal that wins an agent and a contract! Ryan Harbage from The Fischer-Harbage Agency, Inc. will teach you how to convey your idea in a winning book proposal format, write your proposal letter, understand the nuts and bolts of the nonfiction book industry, and more. Register now!