Effective Writing for Journalists

Journalism is not just about events and stories, but how they’re told. Whether you are interested in covering politics, fashion, or local news, effective writing skills are essential. From writing the perfect headline to successful use of grammar, this course will sharpen your writing ability in order to help you seek work in the competitive world of journalism...

Taught by: Christine Rayner.

Description

Journalism is not just about events and stories, but how they’re told. Whether you are interested in covering politics, fashion, or local news, effective writing skills are essential.

From writing the perfect headline to successful use of grammar, this course will sharpen your writing ability in order to help you seek work in the competitive world of journalism.  

Topics Covered

  • Effective introduction writing
  • Identifying and avoiding clichés
  • The role of the sub-editor
  • Headlines
  • De-cluttering your writing style
  • Grammar

Course Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding effective writing for journalism  
  • Write a good headline
  • Have the confidence to develop your own writing style
  • Effectively and efficiently communicate a story

Who Should Attend
Journalists and writers looking to enhance their writing skills.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your skills with Social Media for Journalists or News Reporting.


Tutor information

After 37 years working in local newspapers, ending up as editor of four titles, I became an associate lecturer at LCC in January, 2012, teaching InDesign, effective writing and subbing for first year BA journalism and BAJ sports students.

I hold a professional qualification in journalism and fashion writing.



Materials

You should bring a notebook, pen and USB.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 14/12/2016Monday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:003 Days£445Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket