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How to be a successful freelance Journalist

Media, Faculty of Creative Industries

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

19th Apr 2018, 5 weeks

19th Apr 2018, 5 weeks

Day(s):

Thursday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 51

Overview

The course covers the demanding yet fascinating world of freelance journalism, an ever-popular and vibrant practice across all platforms of modern media. Students will learn the fundamentals of news and features journalism, research, interviewing, article construction, editing and design, as well as developing and maintaining a social media profile and strategy and managing your business and finances.

 

What you study

  • News reporting.
  • Feature writing.
  • Research and interviewing.
  • Editing.
  • Basic Design (InDesign).
  • Social Media practice.
  • Self-employment fundamentals.

 

After the course

Careers

  • Students may wish to apply for the Practical Journalism HND course.
  • Approach newspapers and magazines for potential commission.
  • Branch out into other areas of media.
  • Set up a blog/website.

Continuing study

Practical Journalism HND.

 

Teaching

How the course is taught

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment methods

There are no assessments as such but there will be practical assignments, i.e. news story and article writing assignments and research and interview assignments to build on and consolidate the theory.

 

Additional Information

Materials

Theory hand-outs, session overviews, useful websites, guides, presentations, exemplars.

 

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    19th Apr 2018, 5 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Thursday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 51