The Art of Feature Writing: From Newspaper Features and Magazine Articles to Commentary

Paperback | May 10, 2007

byEarl R. Hutchison

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn froma variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material. With the encouraging voice of an experienced teacher, Hutchison imparts sensible advice on both the craft of writing and themore practical concerns of a freelancer. The book is enhanced by rich pedagogical features including key points, chapter summaries and numerous exercises. From writing a lead that sings to the income tax implications of a freelance career, The Art of Feature Writing helps students generatecompelling copy as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the career of a writer.

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn froma variety of diverse sources, this book take...

Earl R. Hutchison is Professor and Director of the Communication Program at Tennessee Technological University. He brings a diverse professional and academic career to his writing. He was, for example, an arc welder for General Motors, and he also ran a cattle farm for ten years. After serving five years in three infantry divisions (30...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.4 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:May 10, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195179382

ISBN - 13:9780195179385

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Table of Contents

I: On the Path to Becoming a Freelance WriterII: On Defining a Newspaper Feature: Dog Bites Man - Dog DiesIII: Writing the Newspaper Feature - Part IIV: Writing Investigative and Survey FeaturesV: Magazine Writing and the Reader Interest PlaneVI: Commentary: Editorials, Columns, Essays, ReviewsVII: The Art of Writing - The Echo of WordsVIII: The Art of Interviewing - The Only Wheel in TownIX: The Search for InformationX: Focusing, Outlining - Pulling It All TogetherXI: To Market, To Market - The Business Side of Freelancing - Part IXII: Home Again, Home Again - The Business Side of Freelancing - Part IIAppendices