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Journalism: How To Write News And Features

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Tony Padman


This course is for beginners and anyone who is interested in journalism and who would like to write news and features and get them published in newspapers, magazines and online. From coming up with ideas, right through to publication, you will be shown every step in the production process.

Topics covered include:

  • where to find news, what makes the news and how you should report it.
  • the nuts and bolts of news reporting - including whom to quote and what questions to ask.
  • how to structure an write a story and
  • how to approach commissioning editors with ideas.

You will learn plenty of new skills including:

  • coming up with ideas
  • the shape of news and interviewing for news
  • good and bad taste in reporting
  • writing features, vox pops and law

Feedback will be ongoing throughout the course.

By the end of the course, you should become familiar with how journalists operate, feel more confident about writing news, features and vox pops and understand how to get them published.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Tony Padman has been a journalist for local, regional, European and national newspapers since 1999. After spending five years in news, he moved to features specializing in stories on health, religion, sport and education. He now concentrates on entertainment journalism for the national newspapers.


Please bring with you to the first lesson:

  • A notepad and pen
  • A newspaper of your choice

Available dates

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