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.
Contents: Preface. Part I: Types of Feature Stories. The Profile. The Trend Story. The Focus Story. The Pro-and-Con Story. The News Peg. Y.R. Kamalipour, International Perspectives. Advocacy Journalism. Part II: Writing Features. The Lead. N. Price, Interview Techniques. Best Use of Quotes. H. Nuwer, Literary Journalism. H. Sinker, Research. L. Hertzel, Content Editing for Features. S. Mann, Copy Editing for Features. S. Fadem, Freelancing. Ethics 201.
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