Readers of this material will, at the end of it, be able to: gather information and write it for publication, know how to write news articles, start own online or print publication, run a group or organisation publication.
What is news?
WHO IS A JOURNALIST
WHERE TO GET NEWS STORIES
WRITING A CLEAN NEWS STORY
FORMATS OF WRITING A COPY FOR SUBMISSION
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS
FEATURES OR CHARACTERISTICS OF NEWS
ELEMENTS OF NEWS
HOW TO COVER PREDICTABLE AND UNPREDICTABLE NEWS EVENTS
CHANNELS OF NEWS DISSEMINATION
NATURE OF NEWS ORGANISATION
WHAT COULD MAKE A BAD NEWS COPY
USING RELEVANT STORY LEADS TO KEEP READERS ON A STORY
GATHERING POLITICAL NEWS
INCREASING PROFITS FROM NEWS PUBLICATIONS
There are personal projects/assignments at the end of this material.
NOTE: Reader’s experience on this material may differ from being directly tutored in any of our training sessions.