Feature and Magazine Writing

With such a broad range of readers, newspapers must appeal to the lowest
common denominator of interests, while magazines can cater to the special
interests of their narrowly defined audience. Third, newspaper feature writing is
generally ...

Author: David E. Sumner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444359084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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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'

Professional Feature Writing

This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers.

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415998987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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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. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines

A text for undergraduate feature-writing classes, also useful for freelance writers.

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000048094860

Category: Feature writing

Page: 333

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A text for undergraduate feature-writing classes, also useful for freelance writers. Award-winning newspaper and magazine features illustrate writing principles in chapters on getting ideas, differences between the magazine article and the newspaper feature, interviewing, marketing articles, and wri

Writing Feature Articles

Wells, Gordon, The Magazine Writer's Handbook and Photography for Article
Writers, Allison &Busby. Whale, John,Put it inWriting, J. M. Dent. Wharton, J.,
Magazine Journalism. A Guide to Writing and Subbing for Magazines,
Periodicals ...

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136025532

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.

The Art of Feature Writing

Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn from a variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material.

Author: Earl R. Hutchison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015069331448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn from a variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material. With the encouraging voice of an experienced teacher, Hutchison imparts sensible advice on both the craft of writing and the more practical concerns of a freelancer. The book is enhanced by rich pedagogical features including key points, chapter summaries and numerous exercises. From writing a lead that sings to the income tax implications of a freelance career, The Art of Feature Writing helps students generate compelling copy as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the career of a writer.

Writing Feature Stories

A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers.

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1865087327

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.

Feature Writing Pearson New International Edition

This book offers advice on writing magazine articles and newspaper features.

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 129204215X

Category: Feature writing

Page: 272

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Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper, magazine and online writers, Feature Writing shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. The Seventh Edition helps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills through detailed coverage on creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. World-class writing examples from Pulitzer Prize feature writers, extensive updates, and timely tips from some of America's best feature writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than three decades.

Feature Writing

This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate.

Author: Susan Pape

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, the book also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. The authors have drawn on their considerable shared experience to provide a solid and engaging grounding in the principles and practice of feature writing. The textbook will explore the possibilities of feature writing, including essential basics, such as: Why journalists become feature writers The difference between news stories and features What features need to contain How to write features The different types of features The text is intended for both those who are studying the media at degree level and those who are wishing to embark on a career in the print industry. It will be invaluable for trainee feature writers.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2013

Chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the stories in this anthology include National Magazine Award–winning works of public interest, reporting, feature writing, and fiction.

Author: Sid Holt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537063

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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Chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the stories in this anthology include National Magazine Award–winning works of public interest, reporting, feature writing, and fiction. This year's selections include Pamela Colloff (Texas Monthly) on the agonizing, decades-long struggle by a convicted murderer to prove his innocence; Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the emotional effort by an Iraq War veteran to make amends for the role he played in the deaths of innocent Iraqis; Chris Jones (Esquire) on Robert A. Caro's epic, ongoing investigation into the life and work of Lyndon Johnson; Charles C. Mann (Orion) on the odds of human beings' survival as a species; and Roger Angell (The New Yorker) on aging, dying, and loss. The former infantryman Brian Mockenhaupt (Byliner) describes modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability both to forge and challenge friendships; Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) reflects on the complex racial terrain traversed by Barack Obama; Frank Rich (New York) assesses Mitt Romney's ambiguous candidacy; and Dahlia Lithwick (Slate) looks at the current and future implications of an eventful year in Supreme Court history. The volume also includes an interview on the art of screenwriting with Terry Southern from The Paris Review and an award-winning short story by Stephen King published in Harper's magazine.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

FINALIST—FEATURE WRITING The portrait of Michael Jordan that emerges from
this story is that of a great athlete consumed by his own legend, a generous
friend who can also be “selfcentered, bullying, and cruel.” The National Magazine
 ...

Author: Sid Holt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231539517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin's oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis's intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee's personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman's haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy's emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land—while pregnant—from The New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN the Magazine); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Luke Mogelson's harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia (New York Times Magazine); Lisa Miller's poignant report from Newtown, Connecticut, as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation's worst mass shootings (New York); Emily Nussbaum's critiques of gender and politics on television (The New Yorker); and Witold Rybczynski's poetic engagement with modern architecture (Architect). The collection concludes with the award-winning poem "Elegies" by Kathleen Ossip (Poetry) and "The Embassy of Cambodia," a short story by Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).

Magazine Writing From the Boonies

A major feature - article assignment followed on the unique costs and lifestyle
choices faced by residents of Canada's most northerly city , Whitehorse , in
Yukon Territory . There were writers in Whitehorse who could have done this
story , but I ...

Author: Mark Zuehlke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773585478

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market. In this accessible, informative guide, two experienced freelancers, Mark Zuehlke and Louise Donnelly, explain the basics of writing non-fiction magazine articles. Mark Zuehlke has published more than 100 articles in magazines since 1981 and has taught several magazine-writing courses. He produces a continuing education magazine, and has appeared in Canadian Business, The Financial Post, Profit, Canada and the World and Canadian. Louise Donnelly began writing from rural B.C. in 1987, and founded her one-day workshop "Magazine Writing From the Boonies" in 1989. She has appeared in such magazines as The Financial Post, Moneywise Magazine and Canadian among others.

Magazine Writing

Consumer magazines feature advertisements for goods and services aimed at a
general consumer. B B publications feature advertisements for goods and
services aimed exclusively at the business owners and managers engaged in the
 ...

Author: Christopher D. Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136191220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines? In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through to the final production, taking with them the essential tools and skills they will need for today’s rapidly changing media landscape. Written by a team of experienced writers and editors, Magazine Writing teaches the time-tested rules for good writing alongside the modern tools for digital storytelling. From service pieces to profiles, entertainment stories and travel articles, it provides expert guidance on topics such as: developing saleable ideas; appealing to specific segments of the market; navigating a successful pitch; writing and editing content for a variety of areas, including service, profiles, entertainment, travel, human interest and enterprise Chock full of examples of published works, conversations with successful magazine contributors and bloggers, and interviews with working editors, Magazine Writing gives students all the practical and necessary insights they need to jumpstart a successful magazine writing career.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2005

His first feature for the magazine, about his near death experience by liver failure,
was nominated for a National Magazine Award — as was his June 2003 essay, "
The Vulgarian in the Choir Loft," which has also been anthologized in The Best ...

Author: American Society of Magazine Editors

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023113780X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 417

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Showcases articles written by a variety of journalists judged as finalists or winners in a contest sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and addresses topics ranging from reporting to feature writing.

The Essential Feature

This book tells novice writers what editors want them to know.

Author: Millicent V. Hay

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231068875

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This helpful guidebook for prospective journalists provides the skills needed to be a successful magazine or newspaper feature writer. The Essential Feature is a writing guide, a file of examples, and a style manual all in one book. The author concentrates on those aspects of nonfiction writing that editors find wanting in beginning journalists: research, accuracy, and the skills needed to tell a story, not just report news. This book tells novice writers what editors want them to know. The Essential Feature explains how to apply research and literary techniques to journalistic writing; provides eight examples of successful prize-winning published articles; combines approaches to writing with practical advice on working as a staff or freelance writer; and supplies publishing tips to give the beginning writer a better understanding of the market.

Effective Magazine Writing

If you are writing a single feature, that is, an article that has one theme and is
complete in itself, you follow that single story line all the way through to the end. If
you are putting in two or three themes or parts that fit the whole feature (this is
tricky ...

Author: Roger Palms

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: 9780307781277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Let your words reach the World If you are a writer who wants to have an impact with your words in the Christian magazine market, this book is for you. The former editor of Decision magazine, Palms helps you take stock of your gifts and use the to creatively minister to others. Giving a clear understanding of each step in the magazine process, Palm describes how to work with editors, write a query letter, and conduct interviews. He demonstrates how to find ideas, develop each draft, and overcome problems with grammar, tenses, story line, and voice. The book also addresses the ethical and legal side of writing, as well as understanding the diversity of readers in our every-changing culture.

Media Writing

The three main branches of magazine journalism are news writing, feature
writing and subediting. Although generally in paper format, many magazine
publishers increasingly produce material in new media (for example CD, web or
audio) in ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137065292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Media Writing: A Practical Introduction is a lively and critically-enriched book that adopts current pedagogical and real-world practices to introduce readers successfully to the understanding and application of writing for the media. With case studies to illustrate its concepts, this introductory text merges theory and practice to provide students with a critical vocabulary that will enhance discussions of key media practices and texts and enable them to communicate effectively throughout a variety of media. Craig Batty and Sandra Cain employ a range of scholarly principles, practical tools and applied case studies to offer a grounded and contemporary understanding of writing to cover a broad selection of creative industries: print and broadcast journalism; public relations and media relations; advertising and copywriting: fictional and factual screenwriting. An essential resource for journalism, media and creative writing students, Media Writing offers a rich insight into how the creative industries interact with digital technology. Craig Batty is Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a screenwriter, script consultant and academic, and is also co-author of Writing for the Screen (Palgrave, 2008). Sandra Cain is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Creative and Media Writing at Southampton Solent University, UK. She is the author of several books, fiction and non-fiction, including Key Concepts in Public Relations (Palgrave, 2009).

The Complete Book of Feature Writing

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

Author: Leonard Witt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:49015001319004

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

Business of Freelance Writing

Once you get off the front page of the first section or the business section, you will
find articles that read like magazine features. They are more storylike, with a
beginning, middle and end. Ironically, as newspapers includemore features,
many ...

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 9781927710180

Category: Authorship

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.

Modern Feature Writing

Because of this requirement and because newspaper feature writing is an
important apprenticeship field for magazine writing , this text will give full
consideration to newspaper feature writing 2. The Magazine Staff Writer . Many of
the larger ...

Author: DeWitt Carter Reddick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030921012

Category: Authorship

Page: 457

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