2 Purpose of Feature Articles Feature articles are detailed pieces of writing which explorea range of issues,opinions,experiencesand ideas.
3 Feature articles are not just dry facts, they provide story andinformation from a unique angle.
4 Feature articles can be informative,entertaining,persuasive orthey may simply satisfy the reader's curiosity about a particular topic
5 A feature article may provide more information about an important issue,offer an opinion about current affairs orsimply present a personal or humorous perspective on modern day life.
6 Unlike news reports which can quickly go out of date, feature articles have a more general focus anddo not go out of date after a few days.
7 Article writers go beyond just the facts on the surface and add colour,detail,background andpersonal comment.The appeal of feature articles is usually the personal touch and viewpoints that they offer.
8 Types of Feature Articles Analysis and opinion on current issues.Profiles of, or interviews with well known-people.Humorous reflections.Personal experience or anecdotes.Online articles (HubPages!).
9 Types of Feature Articles Cont’d Background information on local, national or international events.Magazine articles.Human interest stories.Newspaper articles.Background information and personal opinion on your interests.
10 Target AudienceThe purpose of a feature article will vary depending on the media it is meant for.Feature articles should appeal to the particular audience the article is targeting.
11 Target Audience For example if a magazine was targeted at teenagers then the articles,advertising andpictures within that magazinewould reflect their interest in lifestyle, career, money, health and relationships.