Different types-of-features

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Different types-of-features

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

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