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Title: Writing news features
Authors: Masterton, Murray.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::News reporting and writing
DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Editing
Issue Date: 1995
Source: Masterton, M. (1995). Writing news features. In Workshop on Editorial Management for Women Journalists: Singapore, May 24-31, 1995. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre.
metadata.dc.contributor.conference: Workshop on Editorial Management for Women Journalists : May 24-31, 1995, Singapore.
Abstract: After the struggles and justifications of interpretive journalism, working out the requirements for a news feature article seems to be easy. For many it is, for others the ease is a cruel deception. Too many reporters who are asked to expand their news reports into feature material consider it as just that, a simple, uncomplicated expansion. That is not what a feature is, and that is why feature writing seems to be confined to a few people on every staff. I would be surprised if the situation is different in Southeast Asia. It shouldn't be a surprise to find that most reporters like most to report. They thrive on the pressure of gathering and writing the elements of a report to a tight deadline. Give them more time to gather more material for a backgrounding article and they are lost. They either can't or won't do it, or they have to rethink the whole purpose of their journalism.
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