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Feature Stories and Op-Ed

Reading Notes #7 – COMM 4333

We all have gotten through quite a few Communications courses to find ourselves here. Therefore, we have a basic idea of the fundamentals needed to write a feature story, or soft news.

Feature stories differ from the regular “hard news” stories because most have more human-interest and are less focused on the time frame because the stories are not about todays robbery but cover last weeks community event.

A feature story has several parts to follow. A headline, lead, body, summary, and photos with captions.

Types of Features

  • Case Study
  • Application Story
  • Research Study
  • Backgrounder
  • Personality Profile
  • Historical Piece.

 

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