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Features Class 13
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What is a news feature? Also called human interest story, soft news story Less timely than hard news Primarily for entertainment Same reporting process: assignment, gather facts and interviews
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Usual feature topics Any topic that gains human interest Exaggerations and anomalies that would attract attention Stories that bring a smile or a tear to our faces
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Coming up with feature topics Stories are all around us Curiosity is key Casual chatting Simple observation
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Humanizing your story People like to hear stories about other people Some stories are simply about people Others are not! Trends, problems or ideas
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Humanize your story Human sources Eye witnesses Decision-makers Experts Impacted
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Who is the impacted? Has personal experience with the larger story you are telling… Introduce the issue through the eyes of the individual then bring in broader information
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Find the impacted person Who is the impacted in a story about rising gas prices?
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