Feature Writing for Journalists

By Sharon Wheeler

© 2009 – Routledge

200 pages

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About the Book

Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer.

Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns.

With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.

Table of Contents

1. Setting Out your Features Stall 2. The Evolution of Features in Newspapers and Magazines from 1602 to the Present Day 3. Developing an Idea 4. How to Write Features: Getting Personal 5. How to Write Features: Digging for News 6. How to Write Features: Developing an Ego 7. Packing a Punch – The Role of Features in the Print Media

About the Author

Sharon Wheeler is Course Leader in Print Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. She is co-editor of The Journalistic Imagination (with Richard Keeble, 2007), and has contributed to Print Journalism: A Critical Introduction (2005) and Questions of Identity in Detective Fiction (2007). Sharon is editor-in-chief of http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com and is part of the blogging team at http://heydeadguy.typepad.com/heydeadguy/

About the Series

Media Skills

The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN005000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies