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Journalism (16-18 year olds)

Journalism (16 - 18 Year Olds)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Ben Gilbert


This short course will introduce you to the exciting world of journalism and give you a rewarding insight into how to create content across media platforms. Working closely with social media and online blogging tools, you will learn about a range of roles and functions within the modern digital landscape. You will have expert lectures and get the chance to gain a real understanding of the many paths open to contemporary content creators. This is a really practical course that will teach you many skills required to apply for a job or a university degree in journalism.

Topics Covered

  • The media landscape
  • Print vs. Online
  • Journalism basics
  • Writing news, reviews and features
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Producing web-ready content
  • Blogging platforms
  • Social media
  • Multi-media
  • Data and analytics

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

  • Understand the fundamentals of journalism
  • Develop research, writing and publishing skills appropriate to digital content
  • Present your journalism development and outcomes
  • Apply for further study with an advanced knowledge of the media industry

Who should attend
This course is perfect for you if you are thinking about further study, a career or apprenticeship in journalism.You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn. No previous experience is required.


Follow Up Courses
You may be interested in finding out more about BA (Hons) Journalism or BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing.

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Tutor Description

Ben Gilbert is an NCTJ-trained journalist with more than 15 years’ experience at the frontline of web media at leading digital platforms such as Yahoo and Microsoft. Most recently, he was editorial director at the disruptive startup MOVE Guides. A former music journalist, Ben has developed digital content strategy and created dynamic content as a writer, editor and producer. He is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and Westminster University, holding an MA in Media, Culture & Communication from the Institute of Education.

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