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Gittins : A Life of Budgets, Bulldust and Bastardry (Paperback) (Ross Gittins)

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A book about Ross Gittins' life and techniques as an economic journalist. This will draw on a wide range of material: a bit of autobiography/reminiscence about 30+ years at theSMH; a bit on his conclusions about journalism (not flattering), and politics (ditto); about how Gittins operated as a columnist (how you pick topics; keep changing the subject; avoid the columnist's terminal sin, predictability; and keep searching for the "change of pace"); about writing for the reader, not to impress contacts or other journalists; about the techniques used to make economics interesting and accessible to the public; about how to lie with graphs and statistics, etc. This book is intended to be Gittins' legacy to the economic journalists of the future, but will be of interest to a much wider audience.
A book about Ross Gittins' life and techniques as an economic journalist. This will draw on a wide range of material: a bit of autobiography/reminiscence about 30+ years at theSMH; a bit on his conclusions about journalism (not flattering), and politics (ditto); about how Gittins operated as a columnist (how you pick topics; keep changing the subject; avoid the columnist's terminal sin, predictability; and keep searching for the "change of pace"); about writing for the reader, not to impress contacts or other journalists; about the techniques used to make economics interesting and accessible to the public; about how to lie with graphs and statistics, etc. This book is intended to be Gittins' legacy to the economic journalists of the future, but will be of interest to a much wider audience.

Number of Pages: 344
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Business
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Ross Gittins
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 46767552
UPC: 9781760112875
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8261
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