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The feature article attempts to touch readers on a visceral level.  


Unlike news articles that discuss the facts about a situation or an event, feature articles cover topics that touch the reader on a more personal level.  For example, a straight news article might report on the details of a four-alarm fire at the headquarters of an environmental advocacy group.  But a feature article might discuss the activities of the environmental advocacy group and the issues that it addresses.


A feature article, like a news article, is non-fiction.  Its goal is to inform, teach, and/or entertain the reader.  Some other characteristics of the feature article include the following:



Feature articles are primarily published in magazines and newspapers but can also be found in newsletters and on the Internet.


They fall into several different categories including the following:



Although feature articles differ from straight news articles, they also provide current and factual information about various topics.


Sources


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_(publishing)

http://www.powell.k12.ky.us/jfrancis/adaptations/feature_article_examples.htm

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