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Writing Feature Stories : How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles - Matthew Ricketson

Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles


Published: 21st December 2012
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A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible.

What exactly is a feature story? -- The variety of feature stories -- Crossing the bridge from media consumer to media practitioner -- Generating fresh story ideas -- Spend half an hour planning now, save half a day later -- Gathering the raw material -- The subtle and slippery art of interviewing -- Seeing things for yourself -- Finding the right structure for the story -- Leads, closes, and that big lump in the middle -- Wordcraft -- Editing your story and working with editors -- Looking ahead to literary journalism.

ISBN: 9781741152869
ISBN-10: 1741152860
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1