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ERIC Number: ED079775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 139
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Ghosts in the Statehouse: A Study of the Speechwriting Operations of Ghostwriters in Florida's State Capitol.
Starr, Douglas Perret
Interviews were conducted with each of the nine speech ghostwriters for Florida's seven statewide elected officials (including the governor) to determine the writer's methods of operation, his background and the extent of his preparation for the position. All of the ghostwriters defended their job as ethical, with the justification that ghostwriting is a necessary, mechanical function of modern government. The results of this study indicate that universities should establish courses in the principles and practices of ghostwriting, designed to attract the prospective ghostwriter. Such an addition to the present speech curriculum could provide a new route into the profession of ghostwriting, by-passing the present "average" route through the profession of journalism. (EE)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida