This class will teach the essentials of reporting and writing news stories. What is a news story? How do you find sources and what do you ask them? We will cover the nuts and bolts of determining what makes a good news story, how to report it, and how to write it in a compelling way. We will also cover the fundamentals of feature writing, reviews and criticism, sports and business. Whether you one day go into television, on-line, or magazine journalism, or pursue a career totally unrelated, this course should make you a faster, clearer writer and help you understand how news is covered.