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Feature articles are not just dry facts, it provides story and information from a unique angle. FEATURE ARTICLES
TYPES OF FEATURE ARTICLES INCLUDE: Analysis and opinion on current issues Profiles of, or interviews with well known-people Humorous reflections Personal experience or anecdotes Online articles Background information on local, national or international events Magazine articles Human interest stories Newspaper articles
PURPOSE The Mission of a Feature Article Depends on the media it is meant for Appeals to a target audience Who might be the New Idea magazines target audience?
TYPES OF TEXT Informative Entertaining Persuasive Focuses on an issue or topic
Society Health Food Politics Entertainment Individuals The Environment Sport Economics Current Issues Feature Articles are usually longer than News Reports and are written about a range of topics including:
CHARACTERISTICS OF A FEATURE ARTICLE A catchy headline is essential Feature articles generally include a short summary. This provides the reader with information about the content of the text. It is known as the Write off. Feature articles include a by-line. This states the name of the writer. This is often part of the Write off/ Stand first An image - photograph, graphics, illustration or cartoon Formal or informal language Column format
A BreakOut Box may support feature articles. Several types and sizes of fonts are used. Colour is often used in either the headline and/or photograph(s). Timeless – usually acceptable for publication this week or next month.
FEATURE ARTICLE STRUCTURE 1. Lead 2. Body 3. Conclusion LEADS A successful lead will accomplish three objectives: 1. Attract the reader. 2. Give the reader the central idea. 3. Lead the reader into the story.
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