Writing Features: From Idea to Publication
A thriving market exists for features, including sites and publications focusing on culture, science, the arts, and current affairs. This class begins by defining the important distinction between the feature article and "hard news". We will then examine the different kinds of features as well as aspects of the writing, with emphasis on developing the story idea and structuring articles that elicit and hold the reader’s interest. Finally, we study a range of research resources and ways to publish the article. The workshop includes in-class writing and interview practice.
Alecia McKenzie is a writer and journalist based in Paris. She holds an MSc from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and worked at The Wall Street Journal / Europe early in her career. She is the founder and editor of the arts-news site SWAN. Alongside her career as a novelist and short-story author, she has written numerous articles for a global news agency and for a range of international publications. Her most recent book is "A Million Aunties".
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