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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence (6th Edition)

Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence (6th Edition)
Author: Edward Jay Friedlander - John D. Lee
ISBN 13: 9780205484669
ISBN 10: 205484662
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-07-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $139.80

Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition.

This bookhelps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. It includes advice and examples from award-winning writers–28 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. World-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than two decades.


A text for undergraduate feature-writing classes, also useful for freelance writers. Award-winning newspaper and magazine features illustrate writing principles in chapters on getting ideas, differences between the magazine article and the newspaper feature, interviewing, marketing articles, and writing and rewriting. This third edition contains an overview of the profession, and coverage of writing styles, legal and ethical issues, and computerized research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)