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Feature Writing for Journalists

Feature Writing for Journalists

London College of Communication
Taught by
Christine Rayner, A respected industry expert


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 Digital Journalism or Effective Writing for Journalists.

"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."

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke journalism courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description

Christine Rayner is an experienced journalist, working in the newspaper industry for many years. Since 2011, she has worked as a freelance journalist, writer, editor and lecturer, as well as a public relations writer.

Christine also owns a book publishing company, where along with her partner they edits books and publish a small history magazine. She lectures at several universities, teaching courses in effective journalism, news and feature writing, with an industry focus.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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