Feature Writing for Journalists

'Feature Writing for Journalists' considers feature writing for both newspapers and magazines, using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications as well as interviews with ...

Author: Sharon Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: 041533635X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns. With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.

Writing for Journalists

The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish.

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317394204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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The new edition of Writing for Journalists focuses on the key issue for writers working across all forms of media today: how to produce clear, engaging and illuminating copy that will keep the reader hooked from start to finish. Written by skilled specialist contributors and drawing on a broad range of examples to illustrate the best professional practice, this edition includes: chapters on how to write news, features and reviews whatever the format used for delivery expanded chapters on writing for digital publication in both shortform and longform top tips on writing columns and blogs from leading professionals an exploration of the importance of style and its impact on great journalistic writing an extensive glossary of terms used in journalism and suggestions for further reading This is an essential guide to good writing for all practising journalists and students of journalism.

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.

Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students

Drawing on his own expertise as well as his one-on-one interviews with the talented journalists behind the articles, veteran writer andeducator Dan Rowe provides insightful commentary that helps students see - from an insider's perspective ...

Author: Dan Rowe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199013322

Category: Feature writing

Page: 192

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Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students offers journalism students instruction on the craft of writing feature-length articles for newspapers, magazines, and online media outlets. The text provides an in-depth analysis of various types of published Canadian and American featurearticles and provides tips and explanations on pitching and creating ideas, interview techniques, and the structure and components of features. As feature writing is a main staple in virtually every journalism program, this text will prove a unique and helpful resource for students learning how towrite engaging and professional articles. In its dedication to keep readers up-to-date on the changing methods of and approaches to feature articles across North America, Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students will be accompanied by a companion website that includes podcast interviews with authors of features highlighted in thetext, links to online resources, and an online chapter discussing the future of feature articles in online environments.

Professional Feature Writing

The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing.

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135676773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.

Creativity and Feature Writing

The book draws on a range of tips from practicing journalists and editors and displays case studies of example features to chart ideas from conception to publication.

Author: Ellie Levenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317628750

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Creativity and Feature Writing explores how to generate ideas in feature writing. Using clear explanations, examples and exercises, experienced feature writer and teacher Ellie Levenson highlights how feature writers, editors and bloggers can generate ideas and how to turn these into published, paid for articles. A variety of approaches to idea generation are explored including getting feature ideas from: objects, your own life and the lives of others the news and non-news articles, including books, leaflets, the internet and any other printed matter press releases, and from direct contact with charities and press officers new people, new places and new experiences. The book draws on a range of tips from practicing journalists and editors and displays case studies of example features to chart ideas from conception to publication.

Writing Feature Articles

Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

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.

Feature Writing

Examines a new Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia feature article by Weingarten in Chapter 2. As with all writing examples in this book, articles and excerpts are accompanied by a careful analysis of the authors' writing techniques.

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0205747809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Previous editions published under title: Feature writing for newspapers and magazines.

Feature Writing and Reporting

Packed with the best samples of feature writing today, this practical text gives students ample opportunity to practice their writing as they build a portfolio of work for their future careers.

Author: Jennifer B. Cox

Publisher: Sage

ISBN: 1544354924

Category: Digital media

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"Feature Writing and Reporting: Journalism in the Digital Age teaches students the fundamental skills of great feature reporting and writing, while emphasizing the skills and tools needed to be successful in the digital news era. Packed with numerous examples culled from the best samples of feature writing today, this text provides ample opportunity to practice writing while building a portfolio of work to prepare students for their future careers. A special emphasis on new multimedia and online reporting primes readers for success in a rapidly changing media landscape"--

English for Journalists

This is an essential guide to written English for all practicing journalists and students of journalism today.

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135012731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential aspects of writing, from reporting speech to the house styles and jargon central to the language of journalism. Written in a highly accessible and engaging style, English for Journalists covers the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing, with all points illustrated through a series of concise and illuminating examples. The book features practical, easy to follow rules, the correct and incorrect ways to report stories, and examples of common mistakes and problem words in journalistic writing. The twentieth anniversary edition adds a new introduction to the work from author Wynford Hicks, as well as updated examples throughout to improve accessibility, and a revised first chapter on the state of English today. This is an essential guide to written English for all practicing journalists and students of journalism today.

Real Feature Writing

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.

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135250058

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.

Specialist Journalism

Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing ...

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415582841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines

This text helps students cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions.

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205484662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. This bookhelps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. It includes advice and examples from award-winning writers–28 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. World-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than two decades.

Feature Writing

This third edition teaches writers to evaluate their own work, and the work of others, to develop an engaging writing style for readers across all platforms.

Author: Stephen Tanner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019030488X

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Feature Writing will teach the vital nuts-and-bolts of writing while demonstrating how to apply those skills across a range of styles. An analysis of the different types of writing, from columns to obituaries, provides students with the practical skills to apply themselves to any genre and opens up range of potential career opportunities. The third edition will show students the value of research and structure when writing stories, demonstrate how to navigate potential legal and ethical issues and teach them how to market their work. The book shares experiences from some of Australia's best-known journalists who reveal the challenges and strategies behind their award-winning feature writing.

Good Writing for Journalists

The future for print lies increasingly in the quality of writing or the depth of
analysis. Newspapers are already moving in this direction. Where ten years ago
the majority of features in a quality newspaper would be less than 1,000 words;
today ...

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848605497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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'The ultimate book on the creative skills of journalism' - Writing Magazine 'Useful and timely... it is refreshing to discover a book so overtly designed to inspire students to think about what can make writing good - or even great.' - Media International Australia This is a book about the art of writing for newspapers and magazine, but doesn't look at punctuation, spelling and the stylistic conventions of 'everyday' journalism. Instead, Good Writing For Journalists presents extended examples of writing which are powerful, memorable, colourful or funny. Each piece will be contextualised and analysed encouraging readers to learn from the best practitioners. This book will inspire those who want to make their writing individual and memorable. Along the way the major elements of non-fiction writing will be introduced, in chapters organised by genre - profile writing, reportage, news analysis, investigation, sports writing, personal and opinion columns and 'lifestyle' among them. Phillip's book sees itself as a natural successor to Wolfe & Johnson's seminal The New Journalism (1975). By adopting a larger sweeping and tailoring itself for the contemporary journalistic arena, this book will be an essential purchase for the discerning journalist and journalism student.

Newspaper Feature Writing

This revised edition of Newspaper Feature Writing is at the cutting edge of the revolution.

Author: Len Granato

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868404535

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.

Writing for Journalists

... electronic transmission of pages feature: article that goes beyond reporting
offacts to explain and/or entertain; also used ofany editorial matterthat is not news
or listings; hence feature writer, features editor file: transmit copy filler: short news
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Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134045617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Praise for the first edition: 'There are books that are badly written, books that are well written and books that you wish you'd written. This is one of the latter. Hicks and his co-writers produce a book that is a joy to read and is packed full of helpful advice.' – Chris Frost, Journalist 'You don't have to be a journalist to read this book. Anyone with an interest in improving their writing skills and developing a sense of good style will find it useful Wynford Hicks takes a no-nonsense, sleeves rolled up approach to writing which has no time for preciousness.' – Roy Johnson, Mantex 'Writing for Journalists neatly fills a gap in the market for a no-nonsense book for trainees written by trainers who genuinely understand the industry and who have moved with the times.' – Sharon Wheeler, Journalism Studies Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message – or the joke – goes on reading and comes back for more. It is a practical guide for all those who write for newspapers, periodicals and websites, whether students, trainees or professionals. This revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Based on critical analysis of news stories, features and reviews from daily and weekly papers, consumer magazines, specialist trade journals and a variety of websites, Writing for Journalists includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable tips on feature writing from researching profiles to writing product round-ups how to structure and write reviews a new chapter on writing online copy.

Intimate Journalism

Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection of award-winning feature articles with detailed, practical reporting advice, sharing trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post.

Author: Walt Harrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761905871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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An exemplary text for courses in feature writing, magazine and literary journalism, Intimate Journalism introduces students to the art of combining human interest stories with incisive journalistic enquiry. Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection of award-winning feature articles with detailed, practical reporting advice, sharing trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post. The following chapters each contain examples of human interest reporting, followed by an invaluable afterward from each journalist describing how he or she conceptualized, reported and wrote their particular story.

Writing Feature Stories

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

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1865087327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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

English News Writing

Examples of news structures are annotated. The book also includes 42 Rules of Thumb that serve as a quick reference for reporters to improve their work.

Author: Bryce Telfer McIntyre

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9622017312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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English News Writing is a professional writer's handbook for newspaper reporters, magazine freelancers and journalism students who write in English. The focus is on writing rather than reporting. There is a thorough treatment of style, usage, and the many structures of news stories, as well as dozens of tips on how writers can improve their work. Specifically, the book includes thorough discussions of interviewing techniques, the inverted pyramid, speech coverage, feature writing, reporting on trends, reporting on public opinion polls, using social indicators to develop news stories, writing criticism, writing personality profiles, narrative styles of writing, question-and-answer stories, and the jargon of the journalism profession. Examples of news structures are annotated. The book also includes 42 Rules of Thumb that serve as a quick reference for reporters to improve their work.