understanding what makes for a strong feature
How to write a feature including coming up with an idea; researching it; pitching for, carrying out and writing up interviews; the structure of the feature – what to do and what not to do; what makes for a strong feature; pitching features to editors. Participants will learn how to write their own features.
No – but some knowledge and/or interest in long-form journalism would be an advantage.
this course will be of interest to
Those wishing to improve their long-form writing; people interested in pursuing a career in journalism; people keen to forge a writing career involving feature writing.
This course runs from 10am – 5pm over Saturday 19th October.
- Coming up with an idea
- Researching the feature
- Carrying out and writing up interviews
- Structuring the feature – what to do and what not to do
- How to write the intro to a feature
- What makes for a strong feature
- Pitching features to editors
Helen Nugent is a multi-award-winning journalist and the Editor of Northern Soul, a culture and enterprise website about the North of England. She teaches Music Journalism at the University of Salford and is a professional journalist. During her career, Helen has worked in London for The Times for a decade, freelanced for most of the national newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and The Mail on Sunday, been a presenter for BBC 5 Live and BBC local radio, and a senior Editor at The Spectator. She runs her own media training company.
- arts journalism
- music journalism
- news journalism
Salford M5 4BR