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. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books.
 
To succeed at features, you need a reporter’s eye for detail, a storyteller’s flair, and the curiosity of a cat. Here you’ll learn about the various types of features and their special requirements, as well as writing craft and how 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 devise articles that grab a reader’s attention.

Notes

Feature articles are fact-based journalistic pieces. Reporting—research and interviewing—is essential. If you wish to write nonfiction that is purely literary or opinion-based, look at Memoir Writing, Essay & Opinion Writing, or Personal Essay Writing.

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Article Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of article writing craft and gets you writing a feature article (or two). Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Article Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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 Sep 30
Wed, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference
 Oct 6

Article Writing | Level II

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course helps you sharpen your skills at article writing craft and work toward completion of one or two feature articles. Writers often repeat Article II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Article Writing I (10-week), or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Upcoming dates to be announced.

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Article Writing

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Article Writing Intensive topics include: angles, "ledes," interviewing, structure, pitching and selling your work

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.

Article Writing

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Article Writing Intensive topics include: angles, "ledes," interviewing, structure, pitching and selling your work

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.