Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students

Paperback | January 20, 2016

byDan Rowe

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Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students offers journalism students instruction on the craft of writing feature-length articles for newspapers, magazines, and online media outlets. The text provides an in-depth analysis of various types of published Canadian and American featurearticles and provides tips and explanations on pitching and creating ideas, interview techniques, and the structure and components of features. As feature writing is a main staple in virtually every journalism program, this text will prove a unique and helpful resource for students learning how towrite engaging and professional articles. In its dedication to keep readers up-to-date on the changing methods of and approaches to feature articles across North America, Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students will be accompanied by a companion website that includes podcast interviews with authors of features highlighted in thetext, links to online resources, and an online chapter discussing the future of feature articles in online environments.

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Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students offers journalism students instruction on the craft of writing feature-length articles for newspapers, magazines, and online media outlets. The text provides an in-depth analysis of various types of published Canadian and American featurearticles and provides tips and explanations on pi...

Dan Rowe is professor of Journalism at Humber College and coordinator of Humber's four-year Bachelor of Journalism program. He has previously taught journalism and media studies at Ryerson, Wilfrid Laurier-Brantford, and Syracuse University. In his work as a practicing journalist he has contributed articles to The Globe and Mail, the N...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:January 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199013322

ISBN - 13:9780199013326

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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Structuring a Feature Story2. Deadline DrivenArticle: Bruce Arthur, "Penn State Scandal a Crisis of Faith in Happy Valley," National Post (2011)3. Short ProfileArticle: Danielle Groen, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Russell Oliver," The Grid (2013)4. InternationalArticle: Stephanie Nolen, "If India Is Booming, Why Are Its Children Still Starving?" The Globe and Mail (2009)5. LifestyleArticle: Katrina Onstad, "Baby Wars," Toronto Life (2008)6. SportsArticle: Brett Popplewell, "Fall of the Boogeyman," Sportsnet (2011)7. ArtsArticle: Jody Rosen, "Platinum Underdog: Why Taylor Swift Is the Biggest Pop Star in the World," New York (2013)8. InvestigativeArticle: Greg McArthur and Colin Freeze, "Colonel Russell Williams: The Making of a Mystery Man," The Globe and Mail (2010)9. First PersonArticle: Scaachi Koul, "Face of the New West," Maisonneuve (2015)10. Long ProfileArticle: Jana G. Pruden. "Street Fighter: Mark Cherrington Wages Unconventional Battles for His Vulnerable Teen Clients," Edmonton Journal (2014)11. ImmersionArticle: Mac McClelland, "I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave," Mother Jones (2012)12. NarrativeArticle: Chris Jones, "The Things That Carried Him," Esquire (2008)Online Chapter - Multimedia FeaturesArticle: John Branch, "Snowfall," The New York Times (2012)