News and non-news writing (a.k.a. narrative nonfiction) share many traits; both hope to deliver good writing that taps into literary styles, organizational structure and approach, documentable subject matter and credible research and references. Narrative nonfiction also draws upon the writer's expertise, yet strives to be as factual as possible while upholding the truth of the story being written. In this class, the approach will be to do the basics well. Get the facts straight. Ask the right questions. Organize material. Write in a simple, clarified manner; be a jack of all trades; familiar with news, op-ed, opinion and other personal pieces.