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What Is a Feature?


Definition: A feature is a story that's longer than a standard news story and written in a different style. Features can vary widely, so you can have a news feature or an arts feature.

Although the term feature implies softer news, a feature is often defined by its lenth and style, which differs from a straight-up news story. Features also often appear in magazines though newspapers and websites also run features. The middle section of a magazine is also where you usually find the features; this section is known as the feature well.

Also Known As: feature story
Certain journalists are known for their feature stories.
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