Journalism Intro

Media Training
Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
449 GBP excl. VAT 349 - 449 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses

Course description

Journalism Intro

If you want to fast-track a career in journalism, this is the perfect place to start. Learn research, writing, interviewing and sub-editing skills from industry experts.

This course is an excellent introduction to different types of writing for anyone who wants to fast-track a career.

This is a practical, results-driven journalism course covering news reporting, researching a story, feature writing, interview techniques, sub-editing and essential legal and privacy issues. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Research techniques
  • News and feature writing
  • Getting great interviews
  • Sub-editing skills
  • Writing for online readers

Training Course Content

Introduction to journalism

  • Different facets of today’s journalism
  • How journalism is changing


  • The internet as a research tool
  • Traditional sources for journalists
  • What makes news and how to find it

News reporting

  • The difference between news and feature writing
  • The essentials of news reporting
  • Researching news subjects
  • Writing a good news story
  • Working to journalism deadlines
  • News desk organisation

Feature writing

  • What makes a good feature?
  • Understanding your audience
  • Finding subjects for features
  • Structuring your feature
  • Writing excellent introductions
  • Developing a feature
  • Selling your feature
  • Rewriting for different audiences


  • Preparing for an interview
  • Choosing who to interview
  • Face-to-face interviews
  • Telephone interviews
  • Interview techniques
  • The difficult interview
  • Extracting information
  • Spotting hidden agendas
  • The press conference


  • How to sub your work
  • On-screen subbing
  • Writing headlines
  • Effective use of quotes

Writing for a digital audience

  • The difference between print and online reading habits
  • Writing for readers who skim
  • Making your copy searchable
  • Embedding multimedia content in your features

Ethics and legal issues

  • A guide to the basics of media law

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Media Training 

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Media Training

Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 27 reviews.

Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman
Making the subject easy to digest
Really good, practical course - very useful, have learnt some useful skills.
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