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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.


  Course Dates Venue   Price  
Online £329 + VAT save £150
London Bridge £379 + VAT save £100
London Bridge £479 + VAT
Online £479 + VAT

Journalism Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

Course Offering

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 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 49 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

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"Very practical and good feedback. I liked the short introductions to the exercises and great use of resources. Good class size and incredible trainer, thank you Kirsty!"
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Latest Reviews

"I've really enjoyed the course - Helen was very knowledgeable and inspiring! I'm definitely going to go back to the office/home and write! Many thanks"
  • 28th September

"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."
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  • 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!"
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