The idea of being able to tell a story -- especially someone else’s story -- captures the imagination of many students and would-be journalists.
And that’s what feature writing is -- telling someone else’s story.
But feature writing also means reporting and writing like a journalist. Feature writers must gather information and sift through that information, finding just the right set of facts and words to convey their stories accurately and clearly.
This book presents the basic concepts and techniques of feature writing for students who want to explore this vital part of journalism. It is brief and designed to be highly accessible to the beginning student.The book also contains a bonus chapter on the First Amendment.
The author is Lisa Byerley Gary, a professional writer, former newspaper editor, and lecturer in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee.
The iPad multimedia version of this book was designed by Erin Grimson, a student at the University of Tennessee.
Tennessee Journalism Series
The Tennessee Journalism Series is a set of texts and instructional material developed by the faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media for journalism and instructors around the world.
The idea behind the series is “multimedia first.”
That is, these books are built for the iPad and contain a variety of multimedia elements: text, audio, video, photo galleries, interactive images, and interactive reviews and quizzes.