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News media is changing, and it is changing quickly. What remains constant is the set of skills a good journalist needs: thinking critically, asking good questions, editing thoroughly and, most importantly, writing well. The Newsroom guides students through the process of writing in four different styles for both print and the web: writing news articles, features, sports articles and reviews.
Laura Williamson is a Canadian teacher and freelance writer who is currently based in New Zealand. She teaches English and history at the secondary school level, and initiated the media studies programme at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka, New Zealand. Over the past 15 years, her articles, columns and reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites based in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.