The purpose of this subject is to develop news writing skills for the print media. Students will be introduced to a range of core themes, including identifying story ideas, research techniques, interviewing, and writing according to a traditional inverted pyramid approach. Students will also be introduced to a range of ethical and legal concepts that underpin news writing. Assessment is built around the development of fundamental writing skills, including the ability to convey often complex information concisely and accurately. Other skills include spelling, grammar, and punctuation, tense and editing. Students will be expected to submit a range of stories and other writing tasks for assessment.