Feature and Column Writing MCM514
Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan SEMESTER Fall 2019
ASSIGNMENT NO.1 MARKS: 15
• To develop the understanding of information sources for feature writing. • To develop the professional writing skills.
Interview is about asking questions to obtain information, asking questions to obtain opinions, ideas, or special information on a topic of interest from a prominent person or a recognized authority for a magazine feature.
Select an interview of any leading Sunday magazine and answer the given below questions;
Name and date of magazine.
Identify the type of interview
Identify the type of interview; In-person
Telephonic Interview Group session
Type of questions asked by the interviewee Open Ended
Leading questions Loaded questions
Discuss the closing or concluding part of the interview briefly. (5x3)
Conducting and Writing an Interview
Students will be able to:
• Analyze the writing styles of Interview.
• Critically analyze the journalistic writings for interviews.
• Note: Copied material will be graded “Zero”. Schedule
Opening Date and Time 25th November, 2019 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid- Night)
Due Date and Time 2nd December, 2019 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid- Night)
Note: Only in the case of Assignment, 24 Hrs extra / grace period after the above mentioned due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties which may be faced by the students on last date. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience.
Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.
• Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.
• Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”.
• It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.
• Use black and blue font colors only. Solution guidelines:
• Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference style” in Google and read various website containing information for better understanding or visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01.html
• Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
• Give the answer according to question, there will be negative marking for irrelevant material.
• For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also.
Rules for Marking:
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:
• It has been submitted after due date
• The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt
MCM514 Feature and Column Writing VU