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11/24/10

Food news writing, the history of food sections and the importance of food writing to readers were the subjects of talks that Debbie Moose gave recently. She spoke to news writing classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Moose, a graduate of the school, pointed out to students that food writing touches on areas from the economy to health to science, and more. She offered a history of newspaper food sections, and pointed out that food writing has gained more respect and professionalism.

Moose said that readers are more interested than ever in food and issues surrounding it, and professional journalists are trained to guide readers through conflicting information.

"Food touches people's lives in so many ways, and I wanted to convey that to the students," Moose said. "I was honored to be invited to the class and it was a delight to talk with them."

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