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This 10 week short course is aimed at those interested in developing basic journalism and media skills, many of which are now relevant to those both inside and outside of ‘the industry’.
Led by an experienced broadcast journalist, the course focuses on developing knowledge and key skills in media and journalism, from considering initial ideas for a story, through to how to best present different kinds of content to a variety of audiences.
You will develop an understanding in identifying what makes something ‘newsworthy’ and how to consider different angles to approach a subject, through to researching, interviewing and presenting this content in a way that appeals to different audiences and is tailored to suit different platforms.
City, University of London is one of the most reputable universities in the area of journalism; ranking 1st in London for Communication and Media Studies, according to the Complete University Guide 2018. Due to our excellent links within the media sector, the university is able to offer exceptional courses at low cost.
Taught over 10 weekly evening classes and delivered from our central London location, this journalism course offers expert tuition and the flexibility of part-time study.
This is a practical and creative course that will cover the basic needs of anyone interested in creating and sharing original content.
The journalistic skills you will develop include:
The journalism short course will cover the basic legal and ethical issues to consider when publishing or broadcasting your own content.
Topics and subject matter are open to whatever suits your own needs and interests (e.g. business news, social issues, food and lifestyle, crime, health, community news etc.), with plenty of opportunity to experiment with ideas.
This journalism short course is ideal for those who are new to journalism and want to develop their understanding and confidence with a variety of key media skills.
It is not designed as a replacement for an accredited journalism degree and is not for those wishing to develop their English language skills.
Over the course of 10 weekly evening classes on the ‘Introduction to Journalism’ short course, you will learn:
Student should have a strong interest and enthusiasm for journalism, media and current affairs
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
There is no formal assessment for the journalism course but students are expected to contribute to class discussions, complete any homework assignments and be open to giving and receiving feedback on their work in progress.
Holly Powell-Jones started in news in 2011 and has been designing and running her own media training since 2013.
She began her career presenting and producing content for TV news show ‘London 360’ and BBC Radio London, going on to become a freelance reporter and newsreader for a variety of radio stations.
She is a guest lecturer on a number of PR, Journalism and Media courses and is also completing a PhD in social media law and ethics at City, University of London.