Features Journalism

Module code: JO1003

This module will introduce you to features journalism, its practice, theories and concepts. You'll learn what features are, how they originate, how they are constructed and what makes them stand-out. During this module, you’ll focus on the core journalistic skills of feature writing and in-depth interviewing.

Topics covered

  • What are features?
  • How are features originated?
  • Feature writing
  • In-depth interviewing
  • Hooks and pay-offs
  • Effective use of Language
  • Theories and concepts around features

Learning

  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 30 hours of practical work
  • 118 hours of independent study

Assessment

  • Feature and commentary (100%)