Celebrity Journalism

Entertainment journalism, seen as a guilty pleasure for many, is a thriving and influential industry in the UK and internationally. In 2012 Heat magazine reached a readership of 1.3 million and in 2014 Alexa.com ranked TMZ as one of the top 350 trafficked websites worldwide...

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Description

Entertainment journalism, seen as a guilty pleasure for many, is a thriving and influential industry in the UK and internationally.

In 2012 Heat magazine reached a readership of 1.3 million and in 2014 Alexa.com ranked TMZ as one of the top 350 trafficked websites worldwide. 

This course gives you a broad overview of how the entertainment media industry works, providing tips from the inside track. It is aimed at journalists who want to write or produce content for the entertainment media; publicists who want to work in entertainment publicity or young writers who want to get into entertainment blogging. 

Topics Covered

  • How entertainment media works
  • Writing content
  • Sourcing gossip
  • Pitching to media outlets
  • Conducting celebrity interviews
  • Dealing with publicists

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Confidently pitch to entertainment outlets
  • Conduct celebrity interviews with confidence
  • Understand how the entertainment media works

Who Should Attend
Journalists, publicists, writers, bloggers and anyone looking to break into entertainment media.

Level
Beginner.

You will get the most out of this course if you keep abreast of tabloid newspapers; weekly news magazines such as Heat, OK, Now, Hello etc.; entertainment websites such as TMZ, E Online, MailOnline, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly etc. 

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may be interested in kick-starting your blog with Social Media Marketing and staying out of trouble with Media Law - Keep It Legal.


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Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
07/02/2017 - 14/02/2017Tuesday18:00 - 20:302 Weeks£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
28/06/2017 - 28/06/2017Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
18/07/2017 - 18/07/2017Tuesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
13/12/2017 - 13/12/2017Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket