Now in its fourth edition, this classic textbook has grown up alongside the newspaper industry. Today, as ever, it provides students of newspaper journalism with a toolkit for gathering news and filling ever-increasing space with first-rate copy for print and online. Detailed and down-to-earth, this book delivers guidance on: news gathering, from government and business to sport and religion; news writing, drawing on over 300 examples that have appeared in print, discussing why they work or how they could have been better; and, feature writing, including profiles, comment, leading articles, obituaries and reviews. This title includes specific chapters on ethical reporting and the possibilities and pitfalls of investigative journalism. It contains a review of the new financial realities that the internet is imposing on the media. Informed by over half a century's professional experience and fully revised to give a nuanced account of the skills required in an online environment, this book is an essential companion for your journalism degree and beyond.