The Grey Lit Café

White papers: what are they? what are they for? how do they add value?

September 26, 2023 Anthony Haynes Season 5 Episode 44
The Grey Lit Café
White papers: what are they? what are they for? how do they add value?
Show Notes

Though opinions differ on the scope of grey literature, there's consensus that white papers represent a core genre of white papers.

This episode examines the place of white papers in the grey literature landscape. In particular, it

  • explores what constitutes the essence of white papers, distinguishing them from such forms as (a) pure marketing material and (b) technical documents
  • examines the purpose and value of white papers

References

  • Michael A. Stelzner, Writing white papers (Whiepapersource, 2007)
  • Jonathan Kantor, Crafting white paper 2.0 (Lulu, 2009)

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Credits

  • Sound production: Bart Hallmark
  • Music: from Handel's Water Music, courtesy of the United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra

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About the publisher

This episode is published by Frontinus Ltd. We're a communications consultancy that helps organisations and individuals to communicate scientific, professional, and technical content to non-specialist audiences.

We provide

  • consultancy
  • mentoring
  • editing and writing
  • training

and work on presentations, bids and proposals, and publications (for example, reports and papers).

To learn more about services or explore ways of working together, please contact us via our website, http://frontinus.org.uk/.

Support the show

About the publisher

This episode is published by Frontinus Ltd. We're a communications consultancy that helps organisations and individuals to communicate scientific, professional, and technical content to non-specialist audiences.

We provide

  • consultancy
  • mentoring
  • editing and writing
  • training

and work on presentations, bids and proposals, and publications (for example, reports and papers).

To learn more about services or explore ways of working together, please contact us via our website, http://frontinus.org.uk/.



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