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Effective Writing for Journalists

Effective Writing for Journalists

College
London College of Communication
Taught by
Christine Rayner, A respected industry expert

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.

LevelBeginner.

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.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke journalism courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description


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 students.

I hold a professional qualification in journalism and fashion writing.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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