Part 14 Highlight STORIES

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Section 14 FEATURE STORIES Fedler, Bender, Davenport and Drager

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We columnists don't need to venture on cockroaches. We should simply turn on the kitchen light and watch the critters dash. (P.J. O'Rourke, humorist and daily paper reporter)

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Most news stories depict late occasions gatherings, wrongdoings, flames or mishaps. Include stories read more like true to life short stories, which illuminate perusers and viewers, additionally divert, engage, move or fortify. In light of these accentuations, they are likewise called "human interest" stories. Components may depict a man, place, process or thought, as opposed to an occasion.

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For components, correspondents utilize no single equation, for example, the reversed pyramid and elements investigate points in more prominent profundity than news stories. At the point when composing a component story, columnists may acquire systems from fiction scholars, similar to portrayal, tangible subtle elements, quotes, accounts and exemplification. They may utilize portrayal, scene setting, plot structure and other novelistic components to sensationalize a story's subject and include detail.

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Feature stories are news-casting, not fiction or "creative writing." Nothing is made up. Like news stories, highlights must be genuine and unique. They should be reasonable and adjusted, in view of certain data. They additionally should be objective-they are not papers or publications. They should be precise. On the off chance that they are not exact, they are not news – they are fiction.

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The most critical stride in composing a decent component story is making the point crisp, sensational, beautiful and energizing. Fruitful component scholars encounter their story direct, rather than simply depending on meetings of others. For instance, a daily paper journalist prepared as a telemarketer and sold daily papers for about a day. She expounded on being on the flip side of the phone call, the work it takes to offer and the responses of potential clients.

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While gathering the data for highlight stories, correspondents regularly counsel a few sources, maybe about at least six, to acquire a balanced record. Great journalists accumulate a few times as much data as they can utilize, then dispose of everything except the most telling subtle elements. These subtle elements give the correspondent power over his theme. Highlight stories arrive in a wide assortment. Profiles History Adventure Experience Seasonal Explanatory How-To Hobby Behind-the-Scenes Participatory Medical

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Profiles or Personality Features Profiles portray fascinating individuals. They may have conquer incapacity, have an intriguing side interest, bizarre vocation or beautiful identities. To be powerful, profiles must accomplish more than rundown an individual's accomplishments. They should uncover the individual's character. To assemble the fundamental data, highlight scholars frequently watch their subjects at work; visit them at home; and meeting companions, relatives and business partners.

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Completed profiles cite and depict their subjects. The best profiles are revealing to the point that perusers and viewers feel as if they have really conversed with the general population. Not each subject of an identity profile is a big name. Columnists profile individuals required in newsworthy circumstances or who go up against issues others may share. Rather than talking police about medication issues, columnists may talk with medication clients, who speak to the main problem.

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Historical Features Historical elements honor critical occasions like Pearl Harbor. News associations likewise expose the commemorations of the births and passings of well known individuals. Verifiable elements may likewise depict popular tempests, points of interest, pioneers , training upgrades, excitement, medication, transportation , demographics, sustenance, enterprises, development, religions and riches.

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Adventure Features Adventure highlights depict strange and energizing encounters somebody who survived a plane crash, climbed a mountain, cruised the world over, served in the Peace Corps or battled in a war. In this sort of highlight story, citations and depictions are particularly vital. Highlight scholars regularly utilize the survivors' records to reproduce the scene.

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Seasonal Features Editors and news chiefs frequently relegate include stories about seasons and occasions: Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Friday the thirteenth and the main day of spring. Such stories are hard to compose on the grounds that, to make them intriguing, journalists must locate another edge.

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Explanatory Features Explanatory elements are likewise called "local situation" or "interpretive" highlights or "sidebars." After news stories depict a demonstration of psychological oppression, a logical element may look at the fear mongers' character, strategies and objectives. After a bank burglary, a logical component may depict the preparation banks give their representatives to set them up for burglaries.

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How-to-Do-lt Features How-to-do-it highlights advise perusers how to play out some assignment. They may portray a substantial venture like building a house, planting a garden or preparing a puppy. They may concentrate on mental issues, for example, reinforcing a marriage or conquering modesty. On the other hand they may disclose how to discover a doctor or arrange receipts for expense time.

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Occupation or Hobby Features Reporters may get ready elements stories about occupations that are unsafe (fire warrior), exceptionally specific (tidying up oil slicks) or impressive (individual wellness coach to motion picture stars). On the other hand they may write about a vocation numerous individuals believe is exhausting (sorting garments at Goodwill) and transform it into something energizing. Columnists can demonstrate that specialists find even stereotyped employments fulfilling.

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Personal Experience Features News stories are generally composed in the third individual, with the journalist as a nonpartisan spectator or untouchable. Include stories can be composed in the main individual, with the columnist in the story. Include stories can likewise be composed in the second individual, tending to gathering of people individuals straightforwardly. Every style can be viable.

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Behind-the-Scenes Features Behind-the-scenes stories take perusers backstage for an insider see. In the background stories depend on individual meetings with stage supervisors, shake amass "roadies," and so forth. The police ride-along story, in which a correspondent goes with police on a move and portrays what happened, is a typical variety of the in the background highlight

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Participatory Features Participatory components give another sort of inside view, this time through the faculties of a reaI columnist who is really encountering an occasion or circumstance. On the off chance that columnists do not have the time and cash to submerge themselves absolutely in the realm of the subject, they may go through an evening shadowing with authorization a lawyer, a retail agent, a parent of preschoolers or an elderly individual.

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Feature Leads Summary Anecdotes and Examples Action or Narrative Description No matter what kind of lead journalists decide for an element story, they ought to attempt to make it as crisp and unmistakable as would be prudent.

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Body of a Feature Story Like the lead, the body of an element story can take numerous structures. The altered pyramid style might be fitting for a few components and sequential request for others. In any case, each element must be intelligent. Every one of the certainties must fit together easily and legitimately.

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Transitions must guide the gathering of people starting with one fragment of the story then onto the next and obviously uncover the relationship between those sections. Moves ought to be brief. They may pose a question, declare moves in time or place or connection thoughts by rehashing catchphrases or expressions.