Op die Stoep is the new Features category. Fun and Informative. Feature articles bridge the gap between entertaining story and straight information.
Features appeal to reader interests and include personal profiles; histories behind events or places, explorations of traditions, hobbies or local commercial concerns, interviews, book and movie reviews and restaurant reviews. They may also include in-depth reporting on a news event that takes a personal angle and goes wide of straight. Features are longer than news stories and are written like magazine articles, often with several photos.
Op die Stoep = Features
- Reviews – Book, Music, Car, Film and Theatre
- Stoep and fireside stories – including humour
- Profiles – Person, interview, event
- Quizzes and Opinion poll
- Vox populi – views from members of the public or experts
- Fly on the wall – gossip
- Backgrounder / A history of…
Any suggestions please ?
Is it NEWS or LIFESTYLE or OP DIE STOEP ?
Here’s an example
SUBJECT – “GOING OFF GRID with the new TESLA SOLAR ROOF TILE”
NEWS – “South African entrepreneur Elon Musk has invented a new roofing tile called the Tesla solar roof tile which looks exactly like a traditional roof tile but is actually a Solar Panel Roof Tile”.
LIFESTYLE – “The recently developed Tesla solar roof tile can get you off grid while retaining the look and feel of a traditional roof. They are easy to install and look great.”
OP DIE STOEP – “Henrietta, a resident of Darling, has reroofed her house with Tesla solar roof tile and has been able to survive the harsh winter thanks to the savings of going off-grid.”