||The News Manual is a series of straightforward guides for journalists seeking to improve their skills. The first of three volumes concentrates on the basic skills of journalism. It begins by describing in simple terms what news is, then takes you step-by-step through the process of structuring and writing a news story. The second volume deals with more advanced reporting skills and how they are applied in a number of specialized areas. The third looks at major ethical issues in journalism and at laws that affect how journalists work.
All three volumes of The News Manual can be found online, as follows:
-Volume 1: Basic Techniques: http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Manuals%20Volume%201/volume1_00intro.htm
-Volume 2: Advanced Reporting: http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Manuals%20Volume%202/volume2_00intro.htm
-Volume 3: Ethics and the Law: http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Manuals%20Volume%203/volume3_00intro.htm