ERIC Number: ED116207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Feature Writing for Newspapers.
Williamson, Daniel R.
This book is designed to teach students and professionals how to write features for newspapers. The author defines the basic elements of feature writing and explains the specialized techniques that have evolved through years of trial and error. Samples of newspaper feature articles are included, and realistic reporting situations are presented to give the writer a feel for gathering material. Some of the points stressed include informational accuracy in presenting the facts, researching and preparing the feature story, writing different types of leads, telling the story with anecdotes and quotations, finding subjects for a feature story, and polishing the story for print. Suggested exercises at the end of each chapter provide practical review materials for sharpening students' news reporting skills. (RB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Journalism, News Media, News Reporting, Newspapers, Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
Hastings House, Publishers, 10 E. 40th St., New York, New York 10016 ($12.50 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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