Anna McKane's "News Writing" is a pioneering books dealing exclusively with the all-important craft of writing news stories. The ability to write a good news story is the starting point for all young journalists' careers, and is the central test likely to be given to young people on work experience or doing trial shifts. "News Writing" deals fully with all aspects of writing news, including: how to write a good intro, or first paragraph; how to order the information and assemble a winning story; and, what language to use. It provides a step-by-step guide to constructing a story, with good and bad examples and a detailed analysis of style, language and grammar. There are checklists to help inexperienced writers to measure their work. "News Writing" will be invaluable for trainee and student journalists at every level from first year undergraduate to those on MA courses. It is also likely to be of benefit to the many amateur journalists writing local or society newsletters.