Week 9 Writing (19/4): Feature Stories

“I TOLD YOU MY EDITOR GAVE ME THE ASSIGNMENT OF WRITING A FEATURE STORY ON A TEEN AGE SINGER! #thepartridgefamily #comics” by Q9F is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

FIRST: Your news story for Assessment 1 was due in Week 8. Let me know if you need more time.

Assessment 2 is due in Week 14, with drafts of your short feature or human interest story due in Week 13. Let’s take a look at what is involved in the Subject Guide.

DISCUSSION:

  • What is a written feature?
  • Think about structure, pace, style, language, purpose

READ: Intro to features and longer stories

TASK
  • Brainstorm ideas for a short feature/human interest story
  • Write an outline for your story.

READ: Finding the pieces: working out what you need to know

TASK
  • Create your theme statement read it out to someone else in class.
  • Work out which expert you want to contact for your story
  • Start creating your research file

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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