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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.

WRITING EXPERTS | JOURNALISM TRAINING | SMALL COURSE SIZES | LONDON LOCATION

  Course Dates Venue   Price  
London Bridge £379 + VAT save £100
Online £479 + VAT
London Bridge £479 + VAT
Online £479 + VAT

Journalism Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways
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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
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 43 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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"Fantastic, experienced and knowledgeable tutors. lots of info in short space of time, lots of resources and don't feel like i'm going to be abandoned after the course if i think of any questions or need any support."
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Latest Reviews



"The course was excellent, I really enjoyed Helen's pace and style of teaching. She is very knowledgeable and what I really enjoyed was her friendly manner and interest in me as a person. We had a conversation at the beginning of the course on day two about my interests, plans and goals and this conversation was just as helpful to me as the course was."
Institute For Government
  • 23rd August


"Helen was a great trainer! I was really impressed by her knowledge and understanding of the areas discussed. Both days were really engaging and covered a great range of topics with a number of breakout exercises. The small group size worked really well, and made the training feel more personable. Would 100% recommend to others with an interest in journalism!"
Comic Relief
  • 23rd August


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