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"An informative class that gives you real-life examples of how to go out and sell an article. A good place to learn the framework of article-writing. By the end of this class, I had a professional pitch and the beginnings of an article that was timely, relevant, and sellable!"
- J. L. Stermer
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"Everything you need to know to get started as a feature journalist is covered in this course, including a lot of technical information that you might not realize you need to know. "
- Ashley Willhite
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"Learning from an accomplished writer and editor provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world of media."
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
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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