This book does not observe perfection. It is not meant to. Its objective is more important than finesse that many scholars insist on in writing books from which others must learn things. I am not a scholar. I have practiced journalism from the position of cub reporter to an editor of a magazine. I have trained journalists both from Zambia and from almost every English Speaking African country and outside including the Caribbean. I have worked as a Public Relations Officer for an important city in Zambia. I have followed crime both inside and outside court-rooms. I have read countless books on journalism in order to teach the subject as well as to do the job. I say, I know enough about the field to explain it to a beginner. This book is meant for beginners not for those who intend to become professors in the subject.