9780805847666

Professional Feature Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805847666

  • ISBN10:

    0805847669

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

"Professional Feature Writing provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fourth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. It serves as a comprehensive introduction to feature writing, emphasizing writing skills, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. With a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors, the text is filled with practical guidance for writing a wide variety of features." "Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from the nation's leading publications." "Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is appropriate for upper-division journalism students learning feature writing and advanced writing topics. It will also serve as a valuable resource for freelance writers."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

About the Author ix
Preface xi
I The Basics
1(112)
Feature Writing in the 21st Century
3(12)
A Career as a Feature Writer?
15(18)
Finding a Good Feature Article Idea
33(23)
Researching Feature Article Ideas
56(26)
The Writing and Editing Process
82(31)
II Types of Articles
113(288)
Descriptive and Color Writing
115(21)
The Human-Interest Article
136(19)
Profiles and Personality Sketches
155(28)
Seasonal Features
183(24)
Entertainment Features and Critical Writing
207(39)
Aftermath, Follow-Up, and Depth Series Articles
246(20)
Travel Writing
266(31)
Service Features
297(24)
Personal Experience Articles
321(20)
Writing Humor in Feature Articles
341(27)
Writing Science and Technical Features
368(33)
III The Collegiate and Professional Writer
401(73)
Writing Feature Articles on Campus
403(21)
Freelance Writing and Marketing
424(30)
Surviving in the Freelance Business
454(20)
Appendix A. World Wide Web Resources 474(2)
Appendix B. Pennsylvania Angler & Boater Guidelines for Contributors 476(4)
Appendix C. Vermont Life Magazine Writers' Guidelines 480(3)
Appendix D. Operations & Fulfillment Magazine Writer's Guidelines 483(4)
Appendix E. Operations & Fulfillment Magazine Content and Style Guidelines 487(3)
Appendix F. Operations & Fulfillment Magazine Story Evaluation Checklist 490(2)
Appendix G. Freelance Letters of Agreement 492(8)
Appendix H. Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists 500(3)
Appendix I. American Society of Journalists and Authors Code of Ethics and Fair Practices 503(4)
Appendix J. Protecting Yourself in the Magazine Recession (or Any Other Time) 507(2)
References 509(11)
Index 520

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