Week 12: Writing features

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Research and write a Feature Story for your portfolio. 

The story should demonstrate evidence of research conducted from a number of sources and must contain quotes or audio grabs obtained from interview/s with at least two (2) people. 

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Week 12: Writing features

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Research and write a Feature Story for your portfolio. 

The story should demonstrate evidence of research conducted from a number of sources and must contain quotes or audio grabs obtained from interview/s with at least two (2) people. 

Continue reading “Week 12: Writing features”

Week 11: Robot vs Human Journalists: what is our point of difference?


Newsroom of the future? Photo: fragmented 

BY RUTH BERAN

From checkout operators to train drivers, artificial intelligence is already replacing human workers.

DISCUSSION: Can robots replace journalists?

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Week 11: Human Interest Stories and Generating Ideas

Allow these slightly creepy papier mache cats to inspire a story. Photo: patti haskins 

BY RUTH BERAN

What is a human-interest story?

According to Wikipedia, a human-interest story is: “a feature story that discusses a person, or people, or a pet in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer. Human-interest stories are a type of soft news.”

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