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  • 1. Different Kinds of FEATURES
  • 2. Human Interest
    • Involves persons rather than things
    • Students who win an award or do something significant such as scoring 1600 on SAT or qualifying for Olympic Games
    • Retiring teacher
    • What it’s like to be a crossing guard
  • 3. Interviews
    • Usually done with prominent persons
    • Can be informational or personal profile feature
    • Informational interviews deal with an authority whose opinions are of significant value
    • Personality interviews are interesting because of the individual rather than the subject matter
  • 4. Informational Features
    • Of historical, social, practical interest
    • Basic purpose is not to entertain but to inform.
    • History of the school
    • How-to features such as “how to buy a good stereo” or “what to do if you’re arrested or in an auto accident”
  • 5. Personality Sketches
    • Develops a total picture of the person
    • Attempts to reveal personality through anecdotes
    • Looks at mannerisms, actions, dress, experiences.
    • Facts readers will want to know:
    • Name
    • Personality
    • Background
    • Physical appearance
    • Environment
    • Hobbies
    • Influence on others
    • Anecdotes, observation
  • 6. Featurettes
    • Also called mini-features
    • Clever
    • Attention-getting leads
    • Events usually told in chronological order
    • Conclusion is often a surprise
    • Short—told quickly