How to be a Journalist 1.0: Writing News, Blog Writing, Pitching Freelance Stories, Building Contacts is a practical ebook with chapters on writing news, identifying stories, blog writing, contacts, pitching freelance stories and how to get a job. This book is aimed at student journalists, or new journalists who wish to improve their techniques. Writing news is the most important skill a journalist can have. This book will give you the basic grounding in writing and seeking out stories that you can do, and write for money. David Stephenson works at a national newspaper, and knows what stories work for papers and websites. His book includes chapters, such as Five Ways to Instantly Improve Your Writing, Selling Your Freelance Stories, and How to Build Contacts. It's a great introduction for new journalists, at a bargain price.