October 21, 2005

AP Guide to News Writing: Chapter 11

I think if I was to go into journalism as a career, I would want to write features. Not to say I'd be any good at it, but I think that form of writing would be right up my alley. Next to the comics, I really enjoy the feature articles in the newspaper. They are informative, but fun; a feature is not just a bunch of facts, but entertainment is thrown in, too.

If I ever did make it as a journalist, I think my hardest habit to break would be my use of "flowery langugage." Like Hugh Mulligan, I would be a pro at observing and writing down emotions, but I would hit a snag when I went to share those feelings with audience. I'm confident I'd be able effectively show my audience emotion, but I would be writing as a storyteller, not a journalist. I feel features walk a fine line between the news and a story--I would probably always lean towards the story and entertainment, rather then informing the readers.

Posted by KatherineLambert at October 21, 2005 05:42 PM

I totally agree with you about features - they seem like so much more fun, and you have a longer leash with what you're allowed to do.

Posted by: Johanna at October 24, 2005 04:50 PM
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