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Writing for the Media

Introduction

In the previous sections, we have discussed the various forms of creative writing. Writing for the media may not seem to be in the same category. This is because we normally associate creative writing with fiction, poetry and drama, and the media with facts. But, as has been pointed out in the section on fiction in Unit 3, creative writing can be fact-based as well. Then how is writing for the media different?

The simple answer is that there is not much difference at all. Any difference which can be observed is generated by the specific needs of the various media in question. So, there will be differences in the way one would write for the print media, and for the broadcast media because of the formats adopted ...

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