Writing Feature Articles

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 414 pages
Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets.

Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online.

Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing.

Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

* Write effective articles for a variety of media using this bestselling guide
* Gain practical and in-depth guidance to successful writing and publishing
* Update your skills with new sections on writing for online publications and computer-aided research

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Contents

II Expanding your horizons
241
Suggested responses to assignments
367
National Union of Journalists Professional Code of Conduct
371
Press Complaints Commission Code of Practice for the Press
373
The Society of Authors Quick Guide 1 Copyright and Moral Rights
379
Appendix 5 Useful contacts
385
Appendix 6 Training
391
Bibliography
393
Index
403
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As a staff journalist early in his career he worked on magazines in various editorial posts including Chief Subeditor and Assistant Editor on Country Life. As a London-based freelance he concentrated on articles on the arts, interviews and reviews for various newspapers, including The Times and The Guardian, and for various magazine, including the Radio Times and other weeklies.While working in Bogota, Colombia (1971-75) as Coordinator of Studies in the English Department of the School of Translation and Interpreting, Rosario University, his journalism included work as a foreign correspondent (stringer) for The Sunday Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek and the Buenos Aires Herald. He founded, directed and presented a weekly half-hour programme in Spanish called Encuentros Culturales (Cultural Encounters), for a radio station, Emisora Mariana de Bogota. For this he interviewed ambassadors and businessmen from various countries.During 1975-76 in Madrid he wrote for McGraw-Hill Publications and the Adelaide Advertiser, among other publications. He wrote a weekly column, Inside Spain, for the Manchester Evening News.Lecturing and training include giving private tuition in English and essay writing skills through to university level; heading the English Department of the Haile Selassie I day School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1955-57); giving various writing skills courses to professionals; and lecturing in English Language and Literature for the British Council in Milan (1955-57), at the Rosario University, Bogota, and in Madrid.As a trainer in journalism he was Director of Studies at the College of Journalism in London from 1976 to 1987, and lecturer in feature writing at universities in London, including the University of Westminster postgraduate programme in Journalism Studies (1987-00). In 1987 he established the Brendan Hennessy consultancy, providing training in journalism and writing skills training for business organisations. From 1995 he has concentrated on this and on

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