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Journalism for Beginners

Course Details

About the course

Have you always loved to write and long to see your work in print? Do you want to create articles, videos or podcasts? This practical ten-week course aims to introduce you to Journalism and covers a broad range of areas to help students gain an understanding of media and the role journalists have in writing accurate, informative and thought-provoking articles. It is aimed at those keen to break into journalism, website owners or bloggers who want to create compelling content, those who are responsible for communications within their job and would like to improve their skill set, or simply for competent writers who would like to develop the skills and knowledge to take their writing to the next level.


Students must have a good level of written English – at least grade C and above GCSE English Language or equivalent.

By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Understand the various types of journalism
  • Identify a good story and be able to write it coherently
  • Have gained interviewing skills and tips
  • Be confident in pitching your stories to the media
  • Have gained an understanding of copyright regulations to achieve best practice in your writing

You will need:

A laptop, tablet or smartphone, or notepad and pen for taking notes

Your tutor will supply: 

Worksheets and reading excerpts will be provided

Your Tutor:

Verity is a journalist and Public Relations Specialist with 15 years’ experience working for magazines, newspapers and online publications. She has run social media campaigns for various PR clients from multinational organisations to small local businesses.

What Next:

    If you enjoy this course, why not try the Advanced Journalism course?

How to Book

Call the Gateway Centre on 01743-562063


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