Learning feature writing: experiences from The Daily Star
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Keeping with my concentration, I choose “The Star magazine” of The Daily Star to commence my internship, where I could meet both my interest and academic knowledge. I joined “The Star Magazine” as an intern feature writer on 11th May, 2014 and worked for twelve weeks till 2nd August, 2014 as a part of my under graduation program. In these twelve weeks, I have witnessed different steps of making news and writing feature stories. During this internship, I was able to closely observe the Daily Star department involved with writing and editing features. I have written a number of features and was involved in different works related to it too. So, this internship report mainly focuses on the process of feature writing based on my experience. This paper is divided into four chapters. The first chapter initiates the idea of journalism and the immense power of mass media in today‟s life. The second chapter takes a glance at the newspaper industry of Bangladesh and global. However, the focus of this chapter remains on the history of The Daily Star and how it became a name. The third chapter describes the process of feature writing through my experience during my internship at Daily Star. Here, I have introduced „The Star Magazine‟ where I actually worked, including its different segments and working process. I have also related my experience with different theories and my academic knowledge. This was a life changing experience for me as it helped shape my writing skills and has also helped me to learn new things and re think issues of our life. Overall, this paper is a looking back on my exciting and rewarding journey of becoming a feature writer in the nurturing environment of “The Star Magazine”.