Feature Writing

Paperback | September 27, 2012

byStephen Tanner, Molly Kasinger, Nick Richardson

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At the root of all forms of journalism is the desire to convey a story and a wish to tell it accurately. While news reporting remains the staple of contemporary journalism, increasingly opportunities are opening up for feature writers and even those who aspire to longer forms of journalism andcreative non-fiction. Using a step-by-step description of styles and techniques this book will show students how to research, structure and write stories, how to navigate legal and ethical issues, and how to market their work: while learning how to tackle different styles of writing, from profiles,reviews, sports journalism, to issue-based stories, columns, biographies and advertising copy. Along the way they will be introduced to some of Australia's best-known journalists and writers and the hard lessons they have learned from their experience of writing, helping students forge their path topublishing and a career in feature writing.

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At the root of all forms of journalism is the desire to convey a story and a wish to tell it accurately. While news reporting remains the staple of contemporary journalism, increasingly opportunities are opening up for feature writers and even those who aspire to longer forms of journalism andcreative non-fiction. Using a step-by-step ...

Stephen Tanner is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Wollongong, Sydney. Molly Kasinger is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Media (Journalism), Bond University. Nick Richardson is Group News Editor for News Limited's Leader Community Newspapers in Melbourne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:September 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195578619

ISBN - 13:9780195578614

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AcknowledgementsPart A: Mastering the Techniques1. Preliminary Work2. Researching the Story3. Interviewing4. Interpreting Your Data5. Developing Writing Techniques6. Getting into Character7. Ethical Concerns8. Legal Pitfalls9. Editing and Polishing Your Work10. Selling Your StoryPart B: Different Styles11. Profiles12. Issues-based Features13. Sports writing14. Writing Reviews15. Music, theatre, books and art16. Motor vehicles and technology17. Writing Indulgence: Travel, Food and Drink18. Columns19. Book-length Writing: Creative Non-fictionIndex