Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.
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Writing Feature Articles

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136025537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.
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Feminine Wiles

Creative Techniques for Writing Women's Feature Stories that Sell

Author: Donna Elizabeth Boetig

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781884956027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This is the first book to specifically address how to write feature articles for women. It appeals to both active writers and journalists and those who are just beginning.
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Newspaper Feature Writing

Author: Len Granato

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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This revised edition of Newspaper Feature Writing is at the cutting edge of the revolution. It has three main aims: to maintain and enhance the systematic approach to feature writing pioneered in the earlier editions; to help lecturers integrate CAR.
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Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 4415

This fully revised and updated edition of Feature and Magazine Writing covers everything from finding original ideas to locating expert sources. With fresh perspectives and advice from professional writers and editors, this colorfully-written introduction is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer. Includes chapters on connecting content to the calendar, writing for online publications, trends, issues and controversies, and writing dramatic stories New chapters in this edition include 'How To Find A Magazine Job', 'Last Chance: The Final Draft', and 'Writing for Trades, Associations and Organizations' New sections in this edition include 'Improving Your Pizzazz and 'Original Research = Original Articles'
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Instant writing course

news and feature stories : a self-instruction manual

Author: Joseph J. Marks

Publisher: Vero Media Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 28

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Real Feature Writing

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135250057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Real Feature Writing emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. Author Abraham Aamidor presents a collection of distinct non-deadline story types (profile, trend, focus, advocacy, and more), providing an introduction to each story type, a full-text example, a critical analysis of the example, and clear directions for producing similar stories. In this second edition, Aamidor and his guest contributors (all with real-world journalistic experience) demonstrate in clear, honest language how to write features. New for this edition are: *updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text;*a chapter on ethical journalism, which takes a critical look at propaganda;*a chapter on international perspectives, including coverage of issues in the Middle East;*chapters on research, freelancing, content editing, copyediting, and literary journalism. This text is appropriate for upper-level journalism students, and will be a valuable resource for freelance writers and young working journalists needing guidance on writing features.
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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135618755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. This fourth edition gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. Three primary aspects of feature writing are emphasized: introduction and writing skills/basics, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications that illustrate points made in the text. Professional Feature Writing provides a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors. Emphasizing writing values that will strengthen a new writer's journalistic practices, readers will gain insights and expertise from the narrative, the advice of professionals, and current writing examples. The book offers lists of tips, observations, in-depth looks at both young and veteran writers, guidelines, sources, and story ideas. As such, this volume is a solid tour of the forms and approaches to feature writing. Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is written for advanced students, and is filled with practical advice for writing a wide variety of features.
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Feature Writing

Author: N. MEERA RAGHAVENDRA RAO

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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If we ask the lay readers why they read newspapers, the obvious answer would be to get news. However, what keeps the newspaper endearing and, in a way, enduring are the longer stories about people behind the news, about the humorous everyday experiences we all have, or the closer look at someone and the unexpected surprises we get in the process. In short, we call these features. In this substantially revised book on Feature Writing, the author with her vast experience discusses various aspects of Feature Writing. She focuses on different types of features found in newspapers—Humour and Satire, Brights, Human Interest Features, Travel Features and News Features—and illustrates each of these. In addition, she provides a detailed description of Profiles, Interviews, and Online Features with examples, and gives a clear analysis of Feature Writing Techniques. Intended as a text for students offering courses in Journalism, this book would also be extremely useful for freelance writers, and anyone who has a flair for writing. What is New to THE SECOND Edition Includes two new chapters on Obituary and Tribute, and Sports and new sections such as Blogs and Professionalism in Journalism. Provides more illustrations culled from recent newspapers. Gives explanatory notes on some key words used in the book, and a section on Vocabulary. What the Reviewers Say In this delightful book on FW [Feature Writing], Meera Raghavendra Rao brings home to us that writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life. In my view Meera Raghavendra Rao’s book on FW is an exceptionally good and useful book not only for all students of Journalism but also for all writers interested in FW. —V. Sundaram, News Today The author has used instances from her career spanning more than two decades to illustrate various situations in this book. —Deccan Chronicle The book is a rather exhaustive guide on ways to tell a feature story. Among the other pluses is the Indianness permeating the book—most sample articles are home-brewn. —The Hindu, Metroplus Weekend
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Working the Story

A Guide to Reporting and News Writing for Journalists and Public Relations Professionals

Author: Douglas Perret Starr,Deborah Williams Dunsford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810889129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Working the Story: A Guide to Reporting and News Writing for Journalists and Public Relations Professionals is far more than a textbook for students and newcomers to news reporting and public relations. It is an invaluable reference guide for professionals in both fields. Best of all, it follows its own teachings: it is concise and to the point, easy to read, and clearly understandable. Unlike other works in the field, it does more than just offer advice to writers on how to write. It provides the background every reporter and public relations professional needs to do the job, from how governmental bodies work to how to cover a board meeting. Douglas Perret Starr and Deborah Williams Dunsford not only explain what to look for and how to write a news article but also offer advice on how news stories should be written for greatest impact or how to generate copy for different media types, from the printed page to the computer screen to the radio and television broadcast. Drawing on a lifetime of study and practice, Starr and Dunsford cover a vast array of topics: techniques for interviewing, covering, and writing hard news stories, features, columns, and arts reviews; what public relations is, what it is not, and how it interrelates to newswriting; and speech ghostwriting and preparing corporate spokespersons for crises, briefings, and hostile interviews. Working the Story also includes eminently practical appendices on everything from keyboard shortcuts to common word definitions and usages in news reporting, from freelancing to applying for a job. Intended for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, Working the Story should sit near the keyboard of every student, every reporter, and every public relations officer and publicist.
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Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories

America's Best Writing, 1979 - 2003

Author: David Garlock

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813825458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 809

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As Garlock relates in the preface, “The quality of the research, reporting and writing of these unique features is stunning. No two are written exactly the same way. But they all hold to one constant: strong emotions and content—powerful, touching, frightening, harrowing journalism.” The rules for winning a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing are simple, yet demanding: the prize is awarded for “a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.” For over two decades, the Pulitzer has been given annually to journalists whose work best exemplifies those high ideals. The second edition of Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America’s Best Writing is an unabridged collection of this award-winning work, now covering 25 years. Editor David Garlock analyzes each story, and readers are given a glimpse at the circumstances surrounding the narrative. Each feature is followed by an insightful analysis by Garlock that probes the tactics the feature writer used in both writing and reporting the work. Journalism students and experienced professional writers will find Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories an essential compendium of the best feature writing of the last quarter century.
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Writing Engaging Features

Author: Homer L. Hall,Aaron Manfull

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499460201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 9677

Feature stories are a great way to present in-depth investigations of an intriguing issue in one's school or community. Students will learn different ways to turn their detailed research into a gripping, well-structured piece. Examples from leading high school newspapers will inspire young journalists to create feature stories on topics important to them, whether that's a human-interest story, a personality profile, an informative feature, or a news feature.
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Public Relations Writing

Principles in Practice

Author: Donald Treadwell,Jill B. Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761945994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

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Public Relations Writing: Principles in Practice is a comprehensive core text that guides students from the most basic foundations of public relations writing-research, planning, ethics, organizational culture, law, and design-through the production of actual, effective public relations materials. Now published by Sage Publications, this edition has been updated throughout to include current events and Web addresses. Core content includes such subject areas as news and features, writing for print and broadcast, persuasive communications, newsletters and employee communication, annual reports, brochures, direct mail, global communication and the Internet.
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Business of Freelance Writing

How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, Conduct Interviews and Write Article Leads

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 1927710189

Category:

Page: 145

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Do you want to earn a living as a freelance writer? Can you imagine yourself working from home, selling your articles to newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and Web sites? If so, The Business of Freelance Writing , by Paul Lima, is for you. Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, by Paul Lima, shows you how to develop article ideas, write query letters, pitch your ideas to the right editor at the right publications, and follow up on your queries. It outlines everything you need to know to negotiate the sale of your work with editors who say "yes" to your ideas. It also reveals how to conduct effective interviews and shows you a variety of ways to write article leads.
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Community Journalism

Relentlessly Local

Author: Jock Lauterer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807867754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the United States, Community Journalism addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face. Jock Lauterer covers topics ranging from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting and writing with a "community spin"; to design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This third edition introduces new chapters on adjusting to changing demographics in the community and "best practices" for community papers. Updated with fresh examples throughout and considering the newest technologies in editing and photography, this edition of Community Journalism provides the very latest of what every person working at a small newspaper needs to know.
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Start Your Own Pet Business and More

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Training, Grooming, Food/Treats, Upscale Pet Products

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Are you a pet lover? Fascinated by all things furred, feathered and finned? Why not turn your passion for pets into a profitable business! A fast-growing market, the multibillion-dollar pet industry offers a world of business opportunities for entrepreneurs like you! From hands-on pet care to specialty pet products like toys, food, and treats, Entrepreneur covers the cat’s meow of pet-related businesses. Providing insider advice, tips, and tricks along the way, our experts take you step by step and show you how to discover your specialty, legally and financially establish your business, manage day-to-day operations, and so much more! • Choose from five hot areas of interest—pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet food/treats, upscale pet products • Equip yourself with the right tools • Set competitive fees • Efficiently manage inventory and supplies for easy order fulfillment • Use effective marketing and advertising tools to get the word out • Build positive customer and vendor relationships • Plan for future growth • And more Let America’s pampered pets help your profits— start your pet business today!
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Writing Literary Features

Author: R. Thomas Berner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136691685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 9874

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Writing Well Grade 7

Author: Georgia Archibald

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787705071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 32

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This book offers a dual approach to the teaching of writing. It acknowledges the importance of the formal study of grammar but also supports recent research which suggests that in order to become writers, students must write. For this reason, Writing Well reinforces grammatical concepts with practice sections to clarify language basics but also includes extensive writing assignments. This volume particularly emphasizes proofreading skills. Students become their own editors by reading and revising their writing and the writing of their peers. The objectives for each lesson are reviewed in the Edit portion of each page. Answer key and progress chart are included.
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The Complete book of feature writing

from great American feature writers, editors, and teachers

Author: Leonard Witt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Thirty-one writers, editors, and teachers offer advice on feature story writing, plus examples of successful stories and techniques for developing specific skills
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