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Author Tanner, Stephen J. (Stephen John)

Title Feature writing : {telling the story} / Stephen Tanner, Molly Kasinger, Nick Richardson
Edition Second edition
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2012
South Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  070.44 Tan/Fwt 2012  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 345 pages ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Preliminary work -- Researching the story -- Interviewing -- Interpreting your data -- Developing writing techniques -- Getting into character -- Ethical concerns -- Legal pitfalls -- Editing and polishing your work -- Selling your story -- Profiles -- Issues-based features -- Sports features -- Reviews -- The arts -- Motor vehicles and technology -- Indulgence : travel, food and drink -- Columns -- Book-length writing : creative non-fiction
Summary At the root of all forms of journalism is the desire to convey a story and a wish to tell it accurately. While news reporting remains the staple of contemporary journalism, increasingly opportunities are opening up for feature writers and even those who aspire to longer forms of journalism and creative non-fiction. Using a step-by-step description of styles and techniques this book will show students how to research, structure and write stories, how to navigate legal and ethical issues, and how to market their work: while learning how to tackle different styles of writing, from profiles, reviews, sports journalism, to issue-based stories, columns, biographies and advertising copy. Along the way they will be introduced to some of Australia's best-known journalists and writers and the hard lessons they have learned from their experience of writing, helping students forge their path to publishing and a career in feature writing
Analysis Australian
Notes Previous ed.: 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Authorship.
Feature writing -- Technique.
Feature writing.
Journalism -- Authorship.
Written communication -- Technique.
Author Kasinger, Molly.
Richardson, Nick.
LC no. 2015301751
ISBN 0195578619