About Our Get Into Journalism Course.
This introductory journalism course provides a quick introduction to the realities of working in the media and is ideal for anyone either thinking about becoming a journalist or who s already on the first rung of the career ladder.
You’ll need to invest just 10 study hours at Pitman Training in London (High Holborn and Notting Hill) or Croydon where you’ll cover 4 in-depth lessons.Enquiring from the Manchester area? Click here for further details.
Get Into Journalism – What We Cover.
Lesson One: Publishing through the centuries, the advances of media technology, skills and qualities required of a journalist, principles of effective news writing.
Lesson Two: Duties of a sub-editor, understanding of ‘house style’, the importance of copy-editing, the importance of proof-reading, understanding publishing law.
Lesson Three: Different types of features, the importance of the brief, conducting an interview, writing up an interview.
Lesson Four:Understanding basic typography, the principles of page layout, using photographs on a page, understanding the role of advertising, writing headlines.
And if you’re serious about getting into journalism, you should also consider taking a Teeline shorthand course. Teeline is journalists’ favourite shorthand method, enabling yo to get notes and quotes down verbatim for subsequent transcribing. It’s a life-saver in the field!
What To Do Next.
Your next step if you’re considering this course is to contact us and arrange to visit us so you can enjoy a free trial to make sure it’s right for you. Either call us at one of the numbers at the top of the page or send the email form on the top right and one of our friendly Course Advisors will come back to youthe same day.
We’re looking forward to helping you get into journalism!