Category Archive for: Columns and Commentary


There is sometimes a fine line between the broadcast feature, commentary and editorial. The feature, as you have seen, is defined by broadcast news people as being on the lighter, or softer, side of the news. Editorials, will show, are position statements of station management. They can also be light, or they can be hard-hitting,…

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Columns and commentary

A column is the ultimate in journalistic freedom. It lets the Writer indulge in creative expression and personal opinion that would not be tolerated in any other kind of story. The columnist can pass judgments, make recommendations, talk about himself or herself and otherwise violate most of the accepted tenets of newswriting. In broadcasting- the…

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