Feature Writing The Pursuit of Excellence

ISBN-10: 0205747809

ISBN-13: 9780205747801

Edition: 7th 2011

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Description: Updated in a new 7th edition, this book helps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills. It combines clear explanations of each step in the writing process with a wide range of stories from some of the country's best newspaper, magazine and online feature writers. With detailed coverage on creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical question, this bookuses experience-driven advice and compelling articles to show how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition.

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Book details

List price: $154.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

CeliaandJohn Leeare Honorary Research Fellows of the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, members of the British Commission for Military History, the Gallipoli Association, the Western Front Association, the Douglas Haig Fellowship, the Churchill Center (UK), and the Biographers' Club.

The Newspaper Feature Story
The Feature: Helen's Story
An Overview
Newspaper Feature Story Types: News and Timeless Features
Categories and Appeals
Newspaper Feature Writers: the Right Stuff
A Profile of the Pulitzer Winners
The Anatomy of a Newspaper Feature Story
"Mrs. Kelly's Monster"
By Jon Franklin of the Baltimore Evening Sun
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Future: Trends in Newspaper Feature Writing
The Newspaper Feature Story Idea
What Newspaper Readers Want to Read
How to Get Ideas
Focusing Ideas
Ideas That Didn't Work
Ideas That Worked
"Life on the Land: An American Farm Family"
"Life on the Land: An American Farm Family"
By John Camp of the St. Paul Pioneer Press
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
"Pearls Before Breakfast"
"PEARLS BEFORE BREAKFAST"
By Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post Magazine
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Magazine Article and Article Idea
How a Magazine Article Differs from a Newspaper Feature
Staff Writer Versus Freelancer
Three Necessary Skills for the Freelance Writer
Stalking the Elusive Article Idea
Matching Ideas to Markets
"Like Something the Lord Made"
By Katie McCabe for the Washingtonian
A National Magazine Award Winner
"Death of a Playmate"
By Teresa Carpenter for the Village Voice
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Taking the Next Step
Researching for Newspaper Feature Stories and Magazine Articles
Newspaper Reference Rooms and Computer Files
Magazine Reference Resources
Computerized Research
Using Search Engines and Directories
Writing for the Internet
On the Decline of Print Journalism
Freelancing for the Internet
Turning Research into the Finished Article
"WHERE BUSINESS TRAVELERS LIVE"
By Joe Brancatelli
"WHy we hate the airlines and lobve diet coke"
By Joe Brancatelli
Interviewing for Newspaper Feature Stories and Magazine Articles
Kinds of Interviews
Getting Ready to Interview
Who to Interview
Asking for the Interview
Persuading People Who Don't Want to Talk
When and Where to Interview
Researching the Interviewee
Conducting the Personal Interview
Making Friends
Asking Questions
Attribution Guidelines
Gathering Material
Fixing Quotes
Description
Excerpt from "The Boy Behind the Mask"
By Tom Hallman Jr. of the Oregonian
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "Crossing Over"
By J. R. Moehringer of the Los Angeles Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Closing the Session
The Interview Story
"Zepp's Last Stand"
By Madeleine Blais of the Miami Herald
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Writing the Newspaper Feature Story
Beginning the Process
Story Structure
Writing the Lead
A Dozen Lead Categories
Excerpt from "Angels and Demons"
By Tom French of the St. Petersburg Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "How Super Are Our Supercarriers?"
By Steve Twomey of the Philadelphia Inquirer
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "A Gift Abandoned: Day One���Jack-in-the-box"
By Sheryl James of the St. Petersburg Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''AIDS in the Heartland: Chapter 1''
By Jacqui Banaszynski of the St. Paul Pioneer Press
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "Ashes to Dust"
By Linda Wilson of the Daily News, Longview, Washington
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "Being Black in South Africa: For Many, the Struggle Is Finding Work"
By David Zucchino of the Philadelphia Inquirer
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''toxic Shock''
By Nan Robertson of the New York Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''A Daughter Remembers Dad as He Lived, and Died''
By Tad Bartimus of the Associated Press
A Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Excerpt from "Utica, Illinois"
By Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''Life on the Land: An American Farm Family'': Part
By John Camp of the St. Paul Pioneer Press
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''Family, Town, Grieve Three Drowned Brothers''
By Tad Bartimus of the Associated Press
A Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Excerpt from ''Making It Fly: Buying a Jetliner���An Act of Faith''
By Peter Rinearson of the Seattle Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "Mrs. Kelly's Monster"
By Jon Franklin of the Baltimore Evening Sun
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "THE BUREAUCRACY: HOW DID IT GET SO BIG?"
By Saul Pett of the Associated Press
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from ''Making It Fly: the Big Gamble''
By Peter Rinearson of the Seattle Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Excerpt from "A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach"
By Barry Siegel of the Los Angeles Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Writing the Body of the Story
Writing the End of the Story
Excerpt from "Crime Scene: Beyond the Statistics, A Druggist Confronts the Reality of Robbery"
By Angelo B. Henderson of the Wall Street Journal
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
EXCERPT FROM "THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW"
By Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
WRITING A STORY FOR THE WEB
Analyzing Two Feature Stories
"A Boy of Unusual Vision"
By Alice Steinbach of the Baltimore Sun
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
"All She Has, $150,000, Is Going to a University"
By Rick Bragg of the New York Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Writing the Specialized Feature Story
The Deadline Feature Sidebar
"Ashes to Dust"
By Linda Wilson of the Daily News, Longview, Washington
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Profile
"Adam & Megan: A Story of One Family's Courage"
By Dave Curtin of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Feature Series
"First Born, Fast Grown: the Manful Life of Nicholas, 10"
By Isabel Wilkerson of the New York Times
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Specialized Feature Story and Multimedia Journalism
Excerpt from "Final Salute"
By Jim Sheeler of the Rocky Mountain News
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
Marketing and Writing the Magazine Article
Case History
The Idea
The Market
The Query Letter
The Waiting Game
Gathering the Information
Organizing the Story
Sitting Down to Write
The Aftermath
Send in the Clones
"Genome Tome"
By Priscilla Long for the American Scholar
A National Magazine Award Winner
Writing and Rewriting Like a Pro
Writers Must be Versatile
Revising Your Copy
Useful Writing Devices
Avoiding Common Mistakes
Common Writing Problems
Writing Subjectively
Putting It All Together
"Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D"
Game Review for PC Accelerator
"Medal of Honor: Allied Assault"
Game Review for MacAddict
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Writers
Libel
Invasion of Privacy
Copyright Law
Copyright Protection
Copyright Infringement
Ethical Guidelines
Credits
Index
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