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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
  • 39 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

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London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT

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"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"
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Latest Reviews

"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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"Lovely centre, great staff, really enjoyed the whole experience and feel like I really learned a lot. Never EVER felt boring!"
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"Really engaging and helpful practical tasks throughout"
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