The Art of Feature Writing: From Newspaper Features and Magazine Articles to Commentary / Edition 1

The Art of Feature Writing: From Newspaper Features and Magazine Articles to Commentary / Edition 1

by Earl R. Hutchison
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195179385
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,290,789
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I: On the Path to Becoming a Freelance Writer
II: On Defining a Newspaper Feature: Dog Bites Man - Dog Dies
III: Writing the Newspaper Feature
IV: Writing Investigative and Survey Features
V: Magazine Writing and the Reader Interest Plane
VI: Commentary: Editorials, Columns, Essays, Reviews
VII: The Art of Writing - The Echo of Words
VIII: The Art of Interviewing - The Only Wheel in Town
IX: The Search for Information
X: Focusing, Outlining - Pulling It All Together
XI: To Market, To Market - The Business Side of Freelancing, Part I
XII: Home Again, Home Again - The Business Side of Freelancing, Part II
Appendices

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