Introduction to journalism
All major organisations employ journalists and press offers to issue press releases, write features, contribute to in-house journals and generate positive PR.
In two days this practical, results driven course provides a thorough grounding in basic journalism principles, introducing all aspects of journalism from research to news reporting, interview techniques to feature writing.
Armada's journalism training courses are hosted by an instructor with twenty five years experience in and around journalism in roles that have included Economist, Researcher and Writer. His professional focus is as a feature writer for several national newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Local Government Chronicle. He has experience in the PR and media industries and national and regional radio.
Introduction to journalism training (2 days)
Teaches the key principles, priorities and practices relating journalism. Sessions cover:
Writing news stories.
Writing features and press releases.
The role of style and structure and how to improve it.
Important legal issues that journalists need to be aware of.
It is ideal for:
People who are looking to pursue a career in journalism.
Anyone who has to carry out journalistic tasks or issue press releases as part of their role within an organisation.
Anyone who wants a better understanding of journalism, such as press officers, editorial assistants, writers and others.
Introduction to journalism training is available on an on-demand basis only, i.e. one-to-one or for your group, at one of our venues or yours anywhere in the UK. Scheduled (public) courses are not available.
General course information
Method of delivery
Introduction to journalism training combines lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Delegates have ample opportunity to discuss their specific requirements with the trainer.
Courseware and certificate
Delegates attending Introduction to journalism training receive courseware and exercise materials to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher following the course. Delegates receive a certificate confirming they have attended and successfully completed Introduction to journalism training.
After course support
Following Introduction to journalism training, delegates are entitled to 30 days email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues.
Payment for Introduction to journalism training can be made by cheque, BACS/electronic transfer or credit/debit card. Click here for further details.
Delegates attending journalism training with Armada are entitled to discounted rates at local hotels. Click here for details.
If a company or delegate cancels an Introduction to journalism training course booking giving less than 10 working days' notice, a cancellation fee is payable. Click here for details.