Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Feature This: Stories With Heart

newspaperheartFeature stories have heart. Feature stories have warmth. Most of all, feature stories force a writer/reporter to evaluate the human side of a community – beyond the facts, beyond the opinions – to find the spirit of the story.

I have always favored feature stories (or soft news) as a writer because it gives me the chance to get to know people on a higher level than straight news reporting (hard news) does. Beyond that, it also forces me to work as a reporter with feelings – yes, some reporters have actual feelings  :). Continue reading

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October 25, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching, Writing | , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments