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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.


Journalism Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

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
Course Takeaways
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


• 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


• 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


• 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

Questions and answers

  Course Dates Venue   Price  
Online £299 + VAT save £150
London Bridge £349 + VAT save £100
Online £399 + VAT save £50
London Bridge £449 + VAT

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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."
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  • 11th February

"Really good, practical course - very useful, have learnt some useful skills."
  • 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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