Writing the Feature Story

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Margaret Steen, M.J., Extension Honored Instructor, is a Bay Area freelance writer, editor and writing instructor. Her work has been published in the San Jose Mercury News, Christian Science Monitor, Business 2.0, American Journalism Review, Stanford Business and Network World and on HotJobs.com. She teaches online and classroom courses in writing for UC Berkeley Extension.

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  • Online course: Internet access required
  • Enroll anytime: You have 6 months to complete
  • $550 (EDP 897488)


Margaret Steen, M.J., Extension Honored Instructor, is a Bay Area freelance writer, editor and writing instructor. Her work has been published in the San Jose Mercury News, Christian Science Monitor, Business 2.0, American Journalism Review, Stanford Business and Network World and on HotJobs.com. She teaches online and classroom courses in writing for UC Berkeley Extension.

Textbook(s) for this course: Note: Students must access additional required readings on the web. Some websites require a small fee to view articles.
Additional required readings are listed in the online classroom

AND Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers: Breaking In Without Selling Out
Author: Marcia Yudkin
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Year: 1988
ISBN: 0062732781

AND The Art and Craft of Feature Writing
Author: William E. Blundell
Publisher: Plume
Publication Year: 1988
ISBN: 0452261589

AND The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
Author: Norm Goldstein (editor)
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Year: 2007
ISBN: 046500489X

AND The Elements of Style
Author: William Strunk Jr and E.B. White, foreward by Roger Angell
Publisher: Longman
Edition: 4th
Publication Year: 1999
ISBN: 020530902X



X419 (2 semester units in Journalism)

An elective in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing

Develop an understanding of how feature stories blend journalism and art. Explore the dual nature of features, based on facts but with the voice of a novel. Learn how to grab the attention of editors and audiences, and create successful feature stories for magazines, newspapers and online publications.

Future-Term Courses and Enrollments

Courses are offered three terms per year: spring, summer, fall. Information about upcoming courses is available when enrollment opens each term.

  • Spring term: Enrollment opens in early December. Classes begin in January.
  • Summer term: Enrollment opens in early April. Classes begin in late May.
  • Fall term: Enrollment opens in early July. Classes begin in August.

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