Journalism: Introduction

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Course Description:

This two day course is the ideal preparation for anyone who wants to fast track into journalism � whether you plan to be writing for magazines or newspapers, working in PR or contributing to house journals.

This is a practical, results driven course covering news reporting, researching a story, feature writing, interview techniques, sub-editing and essential legal and privacy issues.

This course includes the following modules:

Introduction

Research

  • The internet as a research tool
  • Traditional sources
  • What makes news and how to find it

Interviewing

  • Face-to-face interviews
  • Telephone interviews
  • Interview techniques
  • The difficult interview
  • Extracting information
  • Spotting hidden age…

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Course Description:

This two day course is the ideal preparation for anyone who wants to fast track into journalism � whether you plan to be writing for magazines or newspapers, working in PR or contributing to house journals.

This is a practical, results driven course covering news reporting, researching a story, feature writing, interview techniques, sub-editing and essential legal and privacy issues.

This course includes the following modules:

Introduction

Research

  • The internet as a research tool
  • Traditional sources
  • What makes news and how to find it

Interviewing

  • Face-to-face interviews
  • Telephone interviews
  • Interview techniques
  • The difficult interview
  • Extracting information
  • Spotting hidden agendas
  • The press conference

News reporting

  • News writing
  • Working to media deadlines
  • News desk organisation
  • Writing press releases

Feature writing

  • Understanding your audience
  • Rewriting for different audiences
  • Developing a feature
  • Writing excellent introductions
  • Selling your feature

Sub-editing

  • On-screen subbing
  • Writing headlines
  • Effective use of quotes

Ethics and legal issues

  • Privacy issues

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