A story in which the interest lies in some factor other than the news value. Usually to entertain, it might be a story of a lost child or a grandparent with an unusual hobby, etc.
A story that tells what is behind the news, usually, "softer" in feeling, longer and less timely than "hard" news.
A feature takes an in-depth look at what's going on behind the news. It gets into the lives of people. It tries to explain why and how a trend developed. Unlike news, a feature does not have to be tied to a current event or a breaking story. But it can grow out of something that's reported in the news.
A story in a newspaper which is included because of its special interest, and which is usually a more in-depth appraisal of a subject.
An entertainment item available for a vacation. Features include shows, tours, attractions, etc.
Advertisement included in a retailer's circular letter or newspaper
A longer, more probing article or story (as opposed to an "objective" news item or account). Magazines and newspapers may have a features department or desk.
A non-hard-news story (a profile, preview, quiz, etc.) often given special design treatment.
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
a better alternative than a news story when you want to accomplish one of the purposes cited above
a print news story that isn't really "news" but is more about people and the things they do
a single story, which may not exceed five minutes
a story that is not particularly newsworthy but is interesting none-the-less
A detailed story on a person, an issue, or an event.
A term used to describe a Web page's most prominent or significant article, story or link. Also used to describe a Website asset that interacts with a visitor. Examples include: online forums, search engines, product configurators.
entertainment-oriented story, usually of a human interest type; also referred to as "soft news"
Article that provides general knowledge, entertainment, or background on the news. Feature articles are usually longer than news articles.
A story that is timely and interesting but is not strictly news.
An interesting story, yet not highly news-worthy or topical.
News program material other than hard news, daily sports/weather/stock market reports, or music.
Similar to a Short package but longer and more of an in-depth look at a particular story, containing several clips of recorded voices of people relevant to the story plus a variety of atmospheric sounds and perhaps some analysis.
A story in which the interest lies in some factor other than the news value. Usually to entertain, it may be a story of a lost boyâ€™s experiences, or a columnistâ€™s feelings about Paris
among infomercial producers and directors, a term used to describe a lengthy (1 to 10 minutes) profile of an individual, usually a product inventor or consumer/testimonial. Often shot "news style". Usually structured to tell a story about how the product has impacted a person's life.
A story that gives detailed information on an issue, a trend, a situation, an industry, a company or organization, or a person. A feature often focuses on the human element. It is designed to enlighten, entertain, and/or educate readers. Feature stories can be submitted to community newspapers and magazines (query first) on paper or on disk. Camera-ready features can be created and sent to community newspapers as well. Ideas for features can be pitched to various media.
Unlike straight news, a feature is a longer story emphasizing the human or entertaining aspects of a situation rather than its hard news value. The bridge column, crossword puzzle and comics also are called features.