Feature Writing for Journalists

Feature writing is not just about covering a story; it’s about tapping into reader’s interests and keeping them hooked. On this course you will explore feature writing for journalists; finding out what interests the reader and how to maintain their interest...

Taught by: Christine Rayner.

Description

Feature writing is not just about covering a story; it’s about tapping into reader’s interests and keeping them hooked. On this course you will explore feature writing for journalists; finding out what interests the reader and how to maintain their interest. It will give you confidence in feature writing and assist you finding work in the increasingly competitive world of journalism.

Topics Covered

  • Differences between news and features
  • How to come up with an idea for a feature
  • Feature research and writing
  • How to develop and retain contacts
  • How to get the most from an interview
  • Legal issues
  • Selling your feature

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective feature writing for journalism  
  • Identify, research, and sell your feature stories
  • Identify and write a good feature that interests the reader

Who Should Attend
Journalists and writers looking to enhance their writing skills.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your skills with Social Media for Journalists or News Reporting.

Reviews
"The course was conducted in a relaxed and unintjmidating way. There was no pressure or haste with plenty of space for discussion. The atmosphere was inclusive and intimate."

Tutor information

After 37 years working in local newspapers, ending up as editor of four titles, I became an associate lecturer at LCC in January, 2012, teaching InDesign, effective writing and subbing for first year BA journalism and BAJ sports students.

I hold a professional qualification in journalism and fashion writing.



Materials

You should bring a USB and a notebook and pen.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
08/12/2016 - 09/12/2016Thursday - Friday11:00 - 17:002 Days£340Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket