Dan Adler’s feature story over Colin Kaepernick focused on the NFL’s invitation for him to share his surprise workout in Atlanta on Saturday. He hasn’t played in a game since New Years day 2017 since he kneeled to protest the national anthem. Ever since, the league has basically forced him not to play to avoid controversery. In the eyes of the public, the former football player has become one of the biggest advocates “in the Trump-era culture wars”. The article mentioned this invitation is at a weird time since Kaepernick has been petitioning this since he was “black balled”. He says this is because the NFL is just a show and is wanting to now take credit that they recognize the importance of Kaepernick in the business.
I thought this feature story was written well. it was short but included a background on what Kaepernick is known for and how it’s related to this news event. You could tell Adler wrote it from the perspective of Kaepernick because of the wording and various use of quotes. It doesn’t include much description of Kaepernick himself but I think since it includes a lot of what he’s thinking, it works. I would classify it as a feature story because it focuses on someone famous for something but also includes an interesting part about them that people care about.