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Feature Writing for Journalists (Media Skills)

Sharon Wheeler

Feature Writing for Journalists (Media Skills)

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7492116M
ISBN 10041533635X
ISBN 109780415336352

Others come to enjoy the clear blue waters of Everywhere Lake. Use an exclamation mark to indicate excitement. Be aware of any ethical issues pertaining to your topic as well. Tired old instruments struck a chord with the lottery board, which has drummed up enough cash for a complete new set, giving the band plenty to trumpet about. Finally, there is a concluding sentence.

A quote humanizes the story and also provides it with authority. Trend stories are usually light, quick, easy-to-read pieces that capture the spirit of whatever trend is being discussed. Trend stories take the pulse of the culture at the moment, looking at what's new, fresh, and exciting in art, fashion, film, music, high technology, cooking, and other areas. Using quotes, an active voice, and short sentences are important as well. A very important thing to keep in mind when deciding to use a source or not is what the standpoint of that source is. You are not going to wake up one day and be a good writer, if you have not practiced and practiced.

News stories are about providing information, and there is nothing more frustrating for the reader than finishing a story with unanswered questions still hanging. You must work within these parameters, which means you need to balance between offering in-depth content while sticking within the word limit. You can probably identify their work, even if you were not told they penned it. Example: That is its home. Length: While news stories can be long, usually they're short, only a couple of hundred words. And the paper will include that vital ingredient serendipity - the story you didn't expect, the "just fancy that", the absurdities as well as the travails of the human condition.


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Feature Writing for Journalists (Media Skills) by Sharon Wheeler Download PDF Ebook

Types of Feature Stories for Journalists

Another important element of news writing is grammar and style. Schedule about minutes with this person. Example Do you like animals? This means picking out key points and quotes from interviews, investigative notes and observation to support your story topic.

Share via Email Journalists usually refer to what they write as stories. Can you pick out the opening statement? Officialese Language used in letters from bank managers, council officers, utilities and read from their notebooks by police officers giving evidence in court should always be avoided.

You are going to work. Apostrophes The printed word has done more to save the apostrophe than the whole of the teaching profession.

How journalists write

The best intro will demand that you read on. You will find longer sentences and paragraphs and sometimes longer words in the more serious newspapers selling relatively small numbers of copies than in mass-selling Feature Writing for Journalists book with circulations 10 times as big.

Exercise: plain English Rewrite the following two paragraphs in plain English suitable for publication in a newspaper or magazine. Format: Because news stories are shorter and designed to inform, they deliver the Feature Writing for Journalists book of the article in the first lines, indicating the "who, what, when, where, and how" of the topic.

Examples of feature stories include news features, profiles, spot features, trend stories, and live-ins. The finding out requires a variety of skills because those in power often prefer that we know only so much.

Police do not "apprehend"; they stop or arrest or detain. So journalists write stories for their readers to tell them what is going on, to inform them, engage them, entertain them, shock them, amuse them, disturb them, uplift them.

The late Nicholas Tomalin famously wrote that "the only qualities essential for real success in journalism are rat-like cunning, a plausible manner, and a little literary ability.

There was nothing further on the subject and Yagoda wanted to know more about what was stated in the quotation. Bias is the showing of favoritism towards a specific topic or view point. This is like dressing up a household pet in evening clothes.Feature Writing PowerPoint – Day Two Feature Story Planner.

Other Lesson Plans. Feature Writing: Where do I begin? Writing an effective feature story A unit that explores the writing of the feature story in-depth and looks at the different types of feature stories — profiles, backgrounders, etc.

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