Real Feature Writing

Real Feature Writing

by Abraham Aamidor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805831797

ISBN-13: 9780805831795

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Features has been defined as news that readers do not need to know but that they want to know. 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 such but that affects them just the…  See more details below

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Features has been defined as news that readers do not need to know but that they want to know. 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 such but that affects them just the same - the people, places, and things they need to know about although they may not yet realize it. In preparing this text for use in journalism feature writing courses, he emphasizes the essentials of the feature writing process, examining story shape and structure. He illustrates distinct types of feature and nonfiction stories, all drawn from the real world, and includes the work of practicing journalists who write for leading newspapers. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805831795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Profile3
2The Trend Story22
3The Pro and Con Story36
4The News Peg45
5The Focus Story59
6Problems and Solutions78
7The Journalistic Essay90
8Point of View100
9The Lead117
10Observation for Detail128
11Interview Techniques132
12Best Use of Quotes136
13Copyediting for Features141
14Using Databases144
15Breaking Into Newspapering150
16Spell Checkers154
References155
Author Index157
Subject Index159

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