Professional feature writing

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 404 pages
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"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.

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Contents

Magazine and Newspaper Feature Writing in the 1990s
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Finding a Good Feature Article Idea
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Researching Feature Article Ideas
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Copyright

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