Feature Writing

Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This course is intended to contribute to a process that could result in the highest level of professional-level reporters and free-lancers by providing experience and examples of the journalism’s highest forms. It can serve as a “polishing” course for students with relatively extensive journalistic writing experience or as a journalistic writing introduction for students with no experience.
At a minimum, the course is to provide a foundation upon which students can critically analyze journalistic writing, and improve his or her writing . Students should develop fundamental skills necessary for good writing – conception of presentations; gathering presentation information, including conducting interviews; and practicing good writing that considers the use of each and every word. Also, students learn to meet a deadline.
The Worlds of Knowledge learning outcomes for the course for Aesthetic and Creative Expression include a demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human expression, analysis of aesthetic and creative work and creative work in written media.
The classes for this course meet from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Room 251 Biddle Hall.

Texts:

The texts for this class are Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock; The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell; and Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills. You should purchase these books. Also, you should have, or you should purchase, the latest edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.

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Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course is intended to contribute to a process that could result in the highest level of professional-level reporters and free-lancers by providing experience and examples of the journalism’s highest forms. It can serve as a “polishing” course for students with relatively extensive journalistic writing experience or as a journalistic writing introduction for students with no experience.

At a minimum, the course is to provide a foundation upon which students can critically analyze journalistic writing, and improve his or her writing . Students should develop fundamental skills necessary for good writing – conception of presentations; gathering presentation information, including conducting interviews; and practicing good writing that considers the use of each and every word. Also, students learn to meet a deadline.

Texts:

- Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock
- The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell
- Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills
- Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual

Syllabus: 

Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2016

Course Description:

Students produce weekly feature articles based on their ideas using Associated Press style. Emphasis on student initiative and writing skills, including analysis of the best of American journalism. Consistent productivity is tested.

Required Texts:

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills
The latest edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual

Syllabus: 

Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description:

Students produce weekly feature articles based on their ideas using Associated Press style. Emphasis on student initiative and writing skills, including analysis of the best of American journalism. Consistent productivity is tested.

Required Texts:

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills
The latest edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual

Syllabus: 

Leland K. Wood, Feature Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description:

Students produce weekly feature articles based on their ideas using Associated Press style. Emphasis on student initiative and writing skills, including analysis of the best of American journalism. Consistent productivity is tested.

Required Texts:

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories edited by David Garlock
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing by William E. Blundell
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills
The latest edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual

Syllabus: 
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