Professional Feature Writing

Professional Feature Writing

Professional Feature Writing

Professional Feature Writing

Synopsis

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.

Excerpt

This book discusses feature writing. Features are a large part of what people seek in their newspapers, magazines, World Wide Web news sites, and newsletters, and this book tries to guide motivated writers down the right path. It emphasizes writing values that will strengthen the reader's journalistic practices. the purpose of this third edition is the same as that of the original and second editions: to give advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, online, and newsletter feature writing. To fully appreciate its contents, readers need an introduction to writing and reporting for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and online publications before starting this book.

An advanced student should find it filled with good advice for writing different types of features. the book offers lists of tips, observations, and guidelines for writers. Similarly, lists of sources and story ideas are often offered in each chapter. To accomplish these goals, the book required many sources of information. It is a collection of a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of the author and other experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors. This volume should be a solid tour of the different forms and approaches to feature writing.

There are several points to note about the book. First, the book is geared to advanced student writers and beginning professionals. Readers should have a foundation in writing basics from beginning writing and reporting classes to get the most from this material. Second, this book focuses on newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.

This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: introduction and writing skills/basics, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. in each chapter, you will learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example.

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