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Journalism Skills for Continued Professional Development

The Journalism Skills course for Continued Professional Development is for those looking to enhance their profile, get published and/or impress editors, clients or managers. The Journalism course focuses on journalism skills, including how to write a publishable news story or feature; research and develop ideas; find a topical 'hook' or angle; identify and reach a target audience; get messages across clearly and succinctly; phone interview skills and write profiles; produce a perfect pitch; and achieve a measurable outcome. This is a challenging and rewarding Journalism course and will offer the most benefit to students with an existing comprehensive and professional understanding of both written and spoken English.
Level Open Access
Cost Dates and Fees to be confirmed
Tutor: Susan Grossman is a former BBC broadcaster, magazine editor and freelance travel journalist. She now lectures in Journalism at Westminster University and on the MA in Journalism and Effective Writing for Business at City University London. She is a career coach and writing mentor and has facilitated accessing creativity workshops on Skyros and helps media professionals, small groups and individuals get published and impress the press. She has a certificate in Leaders as Coaches and 30 years work experience as a freelance.
Applicants of this Journalism Skills course must be proficient in written and spoken English.
You will learn: to understand the need and requirements for writing to a professional standard, to plan and formulate ideas for writing a broad range of articles, to create and understand the skills required in creating an interest in writing techniques, to produce a range of finished articles for potential publication, to generate ideas and to communicate ideas clearly to a given audience, to write clearly and in a comprehensive range of situations, to communicate more effectively with colleagues or clients use writing skills to impress in other areas, to get messages across succinctly. Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
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