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Practical Newspaper Reporting, 3rd Edition by Geoffrey Harris, David Spark

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15 FEATURE WRITING

Young journalists will find that the term ‘features’ in a newspaper office is used to describe all those editorial items which are not news. A feature article frequently shares a timeliness with the news in that it can arise out of a news story, but in practice the features department will also find itself handling such diverse items as the weekly crossword puzzle, the chess and bridge columns and even the cartoons.

A feature article nevertheless is generally a piece of writing in which, unlike news writing, facts are accompanied by a point of view. It can have a variety of aims and the writer has more scope in style and vocabulary, in comment, description and personal reaction than would be possible with news writing, although ...

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