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Article Writing Feature articles are the human side of journalism—pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people.

Feature articles abound in magazines, newspapers, and websites, and they can even grow into books, such as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The Perfect Storm.

Article writing combines the reporter’s hunt for a story with a storyteller’s flair. In our course, you will learn such journalistic techniques as angles, “ledes,” research, and interviewing, as well as such craft elements as description, structure, character, and voice. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write stories drawn from serious news or the lighter side of life, we’ll show you how to write articles that grab a reader’s attention.

Note: Feature articles are fact-based journalistic pieces. Reporting—research and interviewing—is essential. This course does not cover pieces that are purely literary or opinion-based, such as personal essay, memoir, reviews, and opinion pieces.

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Level I
Article Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of feature writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Begin writing two feature articles
  • Lectures on types of features and basics of craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Article Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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(3.0 CEU)


Article Writing | Intensive
 
The Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Come in to class with a notepad, pen, and desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

Intensives are offered in NYC on Fridays and weekends throughout the year.

Gotham also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonficiton, How to Blog, and Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Topics include: structure, angles, "ledes," research, selling your work

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 30 students, ages 18 and up.

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Aug 1 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM



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