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.

Professional Feature Writing

Professional Feature Writing provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at ...

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.

21st Century Feature Writing

Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose.

Author: Carla Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205380158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Relying on the basic principles of journalism, Feature Writing makes feature writing accessible for students through a combination of student and professional examples. While most other texts focus on high-level professional feature writing, "Feature Writing" focuses on entry-level writing, a skill that students will need to develop for their early careers. Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose. Students will gain confidence as they study features written at an accessible level as well as gain insight from exemplary professional writing examples. Features Provides over 40 examples of feature writing, demonstrating a variety of feature stories and how they are written. Features student-written examples in every chapter, allowing students to see other students' work and gain confidence in their own writing abilities. Includes "Chat Room" sections that provide questions and activities to help students analyze feature writing and develop their own feature stories. Includes "Help!" sections at the end of each chapter that highlight and define important terms and concepts. About the Author Carla Johnson, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (1988), worked for 25 years as a special assignment and freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines, at the same time teaching journalism at the high school and college levels. She has also worked as publicity director for Lake Michigan College and been lead arts reviewer for The South Bend Tribune. For the past 14 years she has been a full-time faculty member at Saint Mary's College in Indiana, teaching courses for both the English and Communication departments, including Writing for Advertising and Public Relations, Feature Writing, Media Writing, and Magazine Writing. As Professional Writing Specialist and Internship Coordinator for the English department, she oversees students' professional writing experiences and teaches seminars in professional writing, publishing, and portfolio building.

Newspaper Feature Writing

Upon his return to QIT , he wrote the first edition of Newspaper Feature Writing , drawing on his own feature writing experience in the US and Australia , theories he had developed as a professional feature writer and as an academic ...

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.

Professional Writing

Written Communication, 3, 275–296. Fahnestock, J. (2004) Preserving the figure: Consistency in the presentation of scientific arguments. Written Communication, 21(1), 6–31. Garrison, B. (2004) Professional feature writing, 4th edition.

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352008043

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Real Feature Writing

Prose pruning is a skill that separates the professional feature writer from the promising amateur. Finally, although good writing is conversational writing, some words used in speech, such as very or indeed and just and appeared must ...

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135250065

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.

Professional Writing

Now in its fourth edition, this is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to professional writing for different media, which synthesises methods and ideas developed in journalism, public relations, management and marketing.

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352007992

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Now in its fourth edition, this is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to professional writing for different media, which synthesises methods and ideas developed in journalism, public relations, management and marketing. Based on research in the field, it equips students with the ability to convey their ideas in a wealth of print and digital formats, in a variety of professional contexts internationally. It begins by examining the different aspects of the writing process before showing students how to adjust their style, tone and approach for different documents, including short memos, feature articles, press releases and reports. This new edition will continue to be an essential companion for undergraduates on professional writing and business communication modules. It will also be a valuable source of guidance for new professionals and entrepreneurs needing to get to grips with writing formal written documents.

The Craft of Professional Writing

For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Author: Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088317

Category: Reference

Page: 332

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The Craft of Professional Writing is the most complete book ever written about the real-life work of being a writer. Covering topics ranging from business writing (advertising, PR) to commercial work (news reporting, feature writing, blogging, non-fiction books) to creative writing (screenplays and novels), as well as advice on pitching, rejection and leading a writer’s life, the narrative is filled with anecdotes and illuminating stories, as well as tricks of the trade in each form of writing. For the student, The Craft of Professional Writing is the most wide-ranging and practical textbook on the subject. Designed to be an instructional text for producing professional-level work, it is also a survey of the various writing professions to enable budding writers to make career decisions. For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Writing Feature Articles

Ideas out of the letters page Ideas fromstaff writers orsuggested to them are especially valued ifthey encourage feedback from ... Professional feature writers aboutto compete forspace on apublication do amarket study ofthe publication.

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 and Magazine Writing

Chapters new to this edition: How To Find A Magazine Job Last Chance: The Final Draft Writing for Professionals and Practitioners Improving Your Pizzazz Original Research = Original Articles

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'

Writing Feature Articles

Professional feature writers are no different as they must compete for space on a publication. Therefore, all freelancers must undertake a comprehensive market analysis of their potential target publications. Suppose you want to tackle ...

Author: Mary Hogarth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315297996

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Writing Feature Articles presents clear and engaging advice for students and young professionals on working as a freelance feature writer. This fifth edition not only covers producing content for print, but also for digital platforms and online. Mary Hogarth offers comprehensive guidance on every aspect of feature writing, from having the initial idea and conducting market and subject research, to choosing the right target audience and publishing platform and successfully pitching the article. In addition, the book instructs students on developing their own journalistic style and effectively structuring their feature. Each chapter then concludes with an action plan to help students put what they have read into practice. Topics include: Life as a freelance Building a professional profile Telling a story with images Developing a specialism Interviewing skills Profile and interview articles Working in publicity and advertising A career in magazines and newspapers Getting published overseas Understanding issues in media law and regulation The book also provides an extensive range of interviews with successful media professionals, including a newspaper editor, a money, health and lifestyle journalist, a copywriter and an award-winning columnist, where they share their own experiences of working in the industry and offer invaluable tips on best practice.

Journalism

This book gives you all you need to plan and build your career in journalism, including sections on: - Analysis of the industry: sectors and structures - Types of print journalism: newspapers, national and regional; magazines; consumer ...

Author: Anna McKane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408116593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Print journalism is one of the most popular career options among recent graduates. But how many of them land that crucial first job and go on to build a career in print journalism? This book gives you all you need to plan and build your career in journalism, including sections on: - Analysis of the industry: sectors and structures - Types of print journalism: newspapers, national and regional; magazines; consumer handouts; voluntary sector publishing; web journalism; agency work; photojournalism - Range of job opportunities; freelance/salaried; in-house/in the field - Routes into journalism: getting in and getting on - Training and education; resources/contacts.

MediaWriting

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence, 6th ed. ... Telling Stories, Taking Risks: Journalism Writing at the Century'sEdge (New York: Wadsworth, 1997). ... Professional Feature Writing, 4th ed.

Author: W. Richard Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135592844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Designed for those preparing to write in the current multimedia environment, MediaWriting explores: the linkages between print, broadcast, and public relations styles outlines the nature of good writing synthesizes and integrates professional skills and concepts Complete with interesting real-world examples and exercises, this textbook gives students progressive writing activities amid an environment for developing research and interviewing skills. Starting from a basis in writing news and features for print media, it moves on to writing for broadcast news media, then introduces students to public relations writing in print, broadcast, and digital media, as well as for news media and advertising venues. Rather than emphasizing the differences among the three writing styles, this book synthesizes and integrates the three concepts, weaving in basic principles of Internet writing and reporting. This book provides beginning newswriting students with a primer for developing the skills needed for work in the media industry. As such, it is a hands-on writing text for students preparing in all professional areas of communication--journalism, broadcasting, media, and public relations.

Feature and Magazine Writing

Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories.

Author: David E. Sumner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118305133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller

Professional News Writing

Professional feature writing . Hillsdale , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates . Giles , R. H. ( 1988 ) . Newsroom management : A guide to theory and practice . Detroit : Media Management Books . Goedkoop , R. J. ( 1988 ) .

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015018983323

Category: Journalism

Page: 407

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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"--

Real Feature Writing

Taking a different perspective, author and professional journalist Abraham Aamidor defines features as "the news below the surface," and throughout this book he emphasizes that approach: the news that readers may not always recognize as ...

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805831800

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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Prepared for students with a basic journalism writing background or similar experience, as well as for freelance writers and professionals looking for practical guidance, Real Feature Writing is a lively and timely introduction to the development of interesting and effective feature stories.

The Gettysburg Approach to Writing Speaking Like a Professional

Professional level writing and speaking depend on only a handful of easy-to-understand principles.The Gettysburg Approach goes straight to the foundations, defines these principals and explains how to apply them.Through a variety of ...

Author: Philip Yaffe

Publisher: Indi Best, Indi Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000066448778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Effective writing and speaking are critical for all students and professionals in this challenging and competitive world. Professional level writing and speaking depend on only a handful of easy-to-understand principles.The Gettysburg Approach goes straight to the foundations, defines these principals and explains how to apply them.Through a variety of examples and simple exercises, this exceptional guide will help anyone sharpen their skills and rapidly learn to write and speak clearly, concisely, and persuasively.

The Basics of Media Writing

The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach helps readers develop the essential writing skills and professional habits needed to succeed in 21st-century media careers.

Author: Scott A. Kuehn

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506308128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach helps readers develop the essential writing skills and professional habits needed to succeed in 21st-century media careers. This research-driven, strategy-based media writing textbook digs deeply into how media professionals think and write in journalism, public relations, advertising, and other forms of strategic communication. Authors Scott A. Kuehn and Andrew Lingwall have created two comprehensive writing models to help students overcome their problems in finding and developing story topics by giving them “starting points” to begin writing. The Professional Strategy Triangle model shows students how to think critically about the audience, the situation, and the message before starting a news story or persuasive piece and the FAJA four-point model asks students a series of questions about their story type (Fact, Analysis, Judgment, or Action) to guide them to the right angle or organizational structure for their message. Rooted in classical rhetorical methods, this step-by-step technique enables readers to strategically approach each writing task, no matter the format.