Feature Stories: • Features are told in a less hurried and generally more creative way. • The writer chooses a unique subject, or unique angle to hook in the reader. • Features almost never begin with the most important information in the lead. • Often found in magazines
Kinds of feature Stories Trend stories report on changes that happened gradually over time. Profiles tell the story of a person or persons. Human interest stories in some way tell us more about what it means to be human
Editorials/ Opinion Pieces: Take a Stand!!!! • An article that states your stance or opinion on a particular issue. Basically, it is a persuasive essay that offers a solution to a problem. • Editorials appear on the newspaper’s Opinions page only, a page that can also include columns, reviews and cartoons. • Editorials should be clearly stated and not presented as news!
Feature articleTell a story!!! • A feature article is supposed to highlight an interesting aspect of human life. For example, a cancer survivor, someone who has climbed Mount Everest, etc. • In other words it is a story that is meant to catch a reader's attention. • This type of story is also very factual. There is very little or no room for editorializing, or trying to persuade the reader to do something.
EditorialGive your opinion!!! • An editorial is a persuasive piece designed to make the reader think or to do something. • This doesn't have to be a human interest story. • This is usually more intellectual and has numerical facts or quotes that back up the writers opinion, which is what the article is based on.