Blog Investigation #1

For your first blog investigation, you will choose an example feature story and write an analysis of the key elements of the feature. Ideally, the example feature story you choose would appear in a publication for which you would like to write. Feel free to comb through the additional Twitter links that your peers have posted for inspiration. You can also discover award winning feature stories through exploring the table of contents for the Best American Magazine Writing 2019 edited collection and through the site Longform.org. Your 500-word analysis should briefly summarize the content of the article followed by an examination of the kinds of research, the likely audience of the article, and one close example of the author's language use that is characteristic of the author's style throughout the piece. You must support your analysis of research, audience, and style with specific examples and quotes from the article you are analyzing. You should also begin testing out your newfound analytical lanaguage from Burke (form, information, appetite, expectations) and Bawarshi (genre as action, genre conventions, etc.).

•500 words minimum
•blog post contains link to the article
•analysis covers kinds of research, audience, and style
•explicit examples from the article are provided in support of above analysis
•blog is posted to designated location on Blackboard
•due by classtime Monday, January 27th