Feature writing
5 - 7 April 2016


Kholoud Ramezi



This workshop aims to develop a journalist’s ability to move beyond what is generally described as “hard news” and to tell the background stories, the more human stories and the detailed information and history, behind daily current affairs.

Journalists will learn how to balance basic information with the more complete picture of events and personalities involved in a longer feature.

They will learn the basics of feature writing as well as the typical elements one usually finds in such an article.

The workshop will involve both instruction and fieldwork. Participants will leave the workshop with a finished feature story; of those completed, three will be chosen for publication.

Your Trainer
Kholoud Ramezi has been the Arabic editor of MiCT’s Iraqi news project Niqash.org since 2008. Originally from Baghdad, Kholoud now acts as a mentor and trainer for journalists while commissioning and editing stories every week, sourced from a network of correspondents around Iraq. Besides working with Niqash, Kholoud also works for the leading pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat. Prior to joining MICT she was a television reporter. Ramezi holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Baghdad.

To register for this course, contact Yassir Al Taher, Representative of the Media Academy Iraq in Baghdad.