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Get into Journalism   

Aims and Objectives

To provide an overview of the work of a journalism

Learn an introduction to journalism principles

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Those who are considering a career in Journalism


Working knowledge of the Word program to Core level and experience of using the Internet

Course Content

Lesson 1: Publishing through the centuries; the advances of media technology; skills and qualities required of a journalist; principles of effective news writing

Lesson 2: Duties of a sub-editor; understanding of 'house style'; the importance of copy-editing; the importance of proof reading; understanding publishing law

Lesson 3: Different types of features; the importance of the brief; conducting an interview; writing up an interview

Lesson 4: Understanding basic typography; the principles of page layout; using photographs on a page; understanding the role of advertising; writing headlines

Course Duration: 8-10 Hours

Course Code: 1010198533