Feature Writing for Journalists
Routledge – 2009 – 200 pages
Series: Media Skills
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.
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
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/