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Journalism Intro | Training Course

If you want to fast-track a career in journalism, this is the perfect place to start.
Learn research, writing, interviewing and sub-editing skills from industry experts.

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Journalism Intro | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Research techniques
  • News and feature writing
  • Getting great interviews
  • Sub-editing skills
  • Writing for online readers
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.7 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 34 reviews



Introduction to journalism
• Different facets of today’s journalism
• How journalism is changing

Research
• The internet as a research tool
• Traditional sources for journalists
• What makes news and how to find it

News reporting
• The difference between news and feature writing
• The essentials of news reporting
• Researching news subjects
• Writing a good news story
• Working to journalism deadlines
• News desk organisation

Feature writing
• What makes a good feature?
• Understanding your audience
• Finding subjects for features
• Structuring your feature
• Writing excellent introductions
• Developing a feature
• Selling your feature
• Rewriting for different audiences



Interviewing
• Preparing for an interview
• Choosing who to interview
• Face-to-face interviews
• Telephone interviews
• Interview techniques
• The difficult interview
• Extracting information
• Spotting hidden agendas
• The press conference

Sub-editing
• How to sub your work
• On-screen subbing
• Writing headlines
• Effective use of quotes

Writing for a digital audience
• The difference between print and online reading habits
• Writing for readers who skim
• Making your copy searchable
• Embedding multimedia content in your features

Ethics and legal issues
• A guide to the basics of media law

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"Lovely centre, great staff, really enjoyed the whole experience and feel like I really learned a lot. Never EVER felt boring!"
BMJ
4th May - Journalism : Introduction

Latest Reviews



"Piers is an excellent, knowledgeable and congenial trainer. The course was excellent and well-paced with a good balance of real-life examples and theory. Overall, a fantastic course that met all my expectations."
Burning Pine Ltd
  • 11th February


"Really good, practical course - very useful, have learnt some useful skills."
Freelance
  • 6th February


"1. Very friendly and knowledgeable trainer. 2. Good venue, very good food and refreshments. 3. Organised and punctual 4. Good information sent beforehand."
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