Real Feature Writing: Story Shapes and Writing Strategies from the Real World of Journalism

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 165 pages
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Real Feature Writing emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. Author Abraham Aamidor presents a collection of distinct non-deadline story types (profile, trend, focus, advocacy, and more) along with an introduction to each story type, a full-text example, a critical analysis of the example, and clear directions for producing similar stories. In this second edition, Aamidor and his guest contributors—all with real-world journalistic experience—demonstrate in clear, honest language how to write features.
 
New for this edition are:
*updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text;*a chapter on ethical journalism, which takes a critical look at propaganda;*a chapter on international perspectives, including coverage of issues in the Middle East;*chapters on research, freelancing, content editing, copyediting, and literary journalism.
This text is appropriate for upper-level journalism students, and will be a valuable resource for freelance writers and young working journalists needing guidance on writing features.

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About the author (2006)

Abraham Aamidor is a feature writer at The Indianapolis Star and previously worked at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He has taught journalism at Indiana University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Butler University, and Georgia Southern University. He is the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History (2006).

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