Journalism Today

In the last few years, journalists have been the subject of news almost as frequently as they have been the generators of news. This one-day intensive course looks at what the role of journalist has become in the post-Leveson world and introduces you to the challenges and opportunities technology brings...

Taught by: Alex Gerlis.

Description

In the last few years, journalists have been the subject of news almost as frequently as they have been the generators of news. This one-day intensive course looks at what the role of journalist has become in the post-Leveson world and introduces you to the challenges and opportunities technology brings. 

You will take a detailed and informed look at current media issues and trends and relate the analysis to current journalism practice.

Topics Covered

  • Analysis of current media trends 
  • Impact of social media on journalism 
  • Traditional journalism vs new journalism 
  • Who is a journalist? 
  • Journalism regulation post Leveson 

Course Outcomes

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

  • Understand current media trends
  • Appreciate the role of a journalist today
  • Understand key issues in journalism

Who Should Attend
Those interested in journalism and the issues facing it today.

Level
Beginner.

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


Tutor information

Alex Gerlis was a BBC journalist for more than 25 years. He left the BBC in 2011, his last job there being Head of Training in the BBC College of Journalism. He is now a media consultant specialising in journalism training and education and is a Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Bedfordshire. Alex is also a writer: his first novel, ‘The Best of Our Spies’, was published in December 2012.

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