Feature Writing in 21st Century

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Feature Writing in 21st C

Fall 2020

Taught By: Jamie Keiles

Section: AX

CRN: 9029

Credits: 4

This course is a bold dive into feature writing — a form of journalism that combines research and reporting with narrative nonfiction storytelling techniques. Students will read and analyze a broad selection of magazine features from throughout the last hundred years including but not limited to celebrity profiles, idea-driven stories, reported personal essays, and works of “new journalism.” (Writers will include Truman Capote, Susan Orlean, Vinson Cunningham, and Jia Tolentino). Through a historical understanding of the form, students will write features of their own, suitable for publication in today’s complex media ecosystem. Visiting writers will speak to the class about their own feature writing strategy. Students will emerge with a good draft of at least one feature and an understanding of feature writing skills like scene construction, quote selection, tone, pacing, and point of view.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:32am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020