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Writing Fabulous Features

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Nicole Kraft, The Ohio State University

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: The Ohio State University Pressbooks

Language: English

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Reviewed by Dale Jenkins, Advanced Instructor, Virginia Tech on 12/30/21

Having taught Media Writing for more than a decade with a feature story serving as my final, I have used two different textbooks. Each one offered only a few pages that summed up the feature story. Kraft's "Writing Fabulous Features" provides... read more

Reviewed by Ken Ward, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University on 9/23/21

This book doesn’t try to be all things to all people. That’s a strength. It focuses tightly on those skills essential to feature writing—topic selection, interviewing, writing, and revising. As a consequence, it seems more likely to keep students’... read more

Reviewed by Katherine Fink, Associate Professor, Pace University on 8/19/21

The book covers many aspects of the feature reporting process, from story idea generation, to interviewing, to writing and editing/revising. The chapters on interviewing included some advice on effective communications, but I would have liked to... read more

Reviewed by Frances Winter, Professor, Massachusetts Bay Community College on 6/30/21

Coverage and appropriateness are good, but there is no index or glossary, which would be helpful to the reader in the way they always are, and also helpful to the author in identifying excessive repetition and occasional misplacement of some ideas. read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Uncovering the Magic of Features
  • II. Interviewing
  • III. Writing to be Read
  • IV. Revising and Being Read
  • V. Learning Features from the Experts

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  • About the Book

    "Writing Fabulous Features" teaches the art and craft of feature writing to help readers learning to write non-fiction with flair.


    About the Contributors


    Dr. Nicole Kraft spent 25 years as an award-winning reporter, editor and magazine journalist while also working in public relations for professional sports and government communications.

    She joined the Ohio State School of Communication in 2010, where she teaches Media Writing and Editing, Sports Media, Feature Writing and Media Law and Ethics. As an associate professor of clinical communication, her research focus includes the academic use of mobile technology among student-athletes, mobile technology use in journalism education and using technology to enhance classroom communication.

    Nicole is the director of Ohio State’s Sports & Society Initiative and chair of Ohio State’s Council on Distance Education, Libraries and Information Technology. She remains an active sportswriter, covering the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State basketball and horse racing for the Associated Press and The Columbus Dispatch.

    She is the author of the book, “Always Get the Name of the Dog,” published by Routledge and available through Amazon.

    Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Temple University, a master’s degree in communication from Ohio State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University.

    She was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015.

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