Course Information

Feature & Critical Article Writing (MCJ 435)

Term: 2009-2010 Spring Term


Jayme Bradford KinardShow MyInfo popup for Jayme Bradford Kinard
Email address is hidden, click here to email


Mon-Wed-Fri, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (1/11/2010 - 1/13/2010) Location: MAIN GYM 01
Mon-Wed-Fri, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (1/11/2010 - 5/7/2010) Location: MAIN GYM 04


Introduces the student to several forms of writing for the media including feature stories, critical reviews, advertising and public relations, interactive, and feature film scriptwriting. Students will learn how to conduct basic research to prepare to write an article, how to structure an effective interview, the marks of an effective feature story, including: how to tailor an article for a specific audience, how to devise an appropriate angle for a story, the qualities of effective leads, how to structure the article for greatest effect, how to use effective, significant detail, some basic principles of AP style for writing, how to do effective revision.