Human Interest: Feature Writing

Course Code: BCPW 3003

Academic Year: 2023-2024

In this course, students learn what a great feature-length work of journalism or creative non-fiction can and should be, by analyzing exemplary works, applying critical thinking about what makes a successful feature idea, and learning the building blocks of how to create a feature story of their own. In so doing, they develop crucial skills such as pitching, researching and reporting, crafting an outline, and writing the feature itself. Students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of long form features and be able to describe the influences at play in the evolving media and cultural context, which affect the writer's craft within contemporary markets and audiences.