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
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
• 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
• 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
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