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News Editing : Introduction

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


News editing is about journalism - news lists, diaries and planning. It's also about management and people skills.

This course covers all journalistic aspects of being a news editor, as well as equipping you for a managerial role and developing your people skills.
You need no previous news editing experience to attend this course.

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One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Your coverage
    • How to plan news coverage for a magazine or newspaper
    • Identifying weak areas of coverage
    • Turning a story round for your publication
    • Dealing with late-breaking stories
    • Ensuring you have a steady flow of story ideas presented to you

    The news editor's role on your publication
    • What is expected of you as news editor?
    • Defining your role
    • A look at you as leader and manager
    • Managing your time effectively

    • How to win a realistic budget
    • How to stick to that budget

    Getting the most from your team
    • How to ensure you have a clear understanding of the skills, abilities, problems and concerns of each member of your team
    • How to ensure they trust and value you as their leader
  • Forward planning
    • How to make sure your know what story generating diary events are coming up and that you have them covered
    • How to anticipate news
    • Controlling the diary and choosing the right reporter
    • Deciding which stories to cover

    Commissioning a detailed brief
    • How to get what you want from reporters, feature writers and photographers
    • How to handle the situation if you don't get the story you want

    Editing copy
    • When should you edit a piece of unsatisfactory copy yourself and when should you hand it back for additional work?
    • Editing a news piece effectively

    Keeping ahead of rivals
    • Keeping reporters keen and sharp
    • The role of the news meeting
    • Finding off-diary stories

    Questions and answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20735
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Really efficient experience. Piers was very approachable and knowledgable - even more so than I expected. "