Course overview

If you would like to start writing non-fiction articles, blogs, short pieces or news stories, this course is for you. This practical course gives you a short introduction to journalism and aims to help you to write clear, interesting and balanced reports in news, blog or feature formats. It will also help you to develop the skills to identify and obtain relevant and newsworthy items from written or verbal sources. It will introduce you briefly to some of the legal and ethical considerations faced by journalists.

Course description

Participants in this course will be expected to plan a news article, blog and/or feature for a publication which they have identified themselves, for example, in their local or regional community. It is a practical application of journalism’s key skills, such as gathering information; how to tell a news story; some legal and ethical considerations for journalists; and how to use the English language for journalistic effect. The sessions cover how to get into a writing habit; what you need to know before you get started; different writing styles and how to write for different audiences; some of the legal or regulatory issues you may encounter; how to use a four-stage editing process; and writing blogs.

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