Style guide for feature articles

Feature articles should be written by journalists in a magazine format. All of the advice on writing style given on the Writing for the web page applies, as well as the following points:

  • Stick to a single topic. It's easier to write a feature article about a single volunteer, intern or project than about a group.
  • When researching the topic, try to get both photos with people in them, and quotes from the people involved.
  • Aim for 500 to 750 words.
  • Choose a primary image, and put it in the top left of the article.
  • Use as many pictures as you like, but not more than a single image in any one paragraph. Put the image in the top left of the paragraph, aligned left. Make sure that each picture is relevant to the paragraph of text that it appears in.

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