By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ
I’ve heard various professors comment on the future of journalism. The two pieces of advice that stand out are (1) develop a dynamic skill set and (2) learn to write features.
According to the UM grapevine, travel features in particular have a growing market. In researching the field, I wondered how one would write about difficult topics, like crime, in these types of features. A 2011 story about Marseille, France on gaurdian.co.uk provides an interesting example.
Even more noteworthy than the example provided by the article is the following correction at the end:
Because, as with any journalistic assignment, it’s important to back up travel stories with hard facts, it may be a good idea for travel writers to get familiar with at least the following websites: