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Effective Writing for Journalists Short Course

Course 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.

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.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to complement your CV.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics Covered

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

Materials

Please bring:

  • Laptop
  • Note taking tools
Meet the Tutor:

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.

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