Journalism ExtraClass – Writing & Interviewing Basics

Beginner Level Writing & Interviewing Skills + Journalism GK

This course is for someone who has absolutely zero knowledge about journalism. It’s a beginner course. Perhaps you have a calling or desire to tell a story, write about issues in your community or share your opinion on a topic. This course can help lay some ground work for you to get started.

What you’ll learn

  • You’ll be able to write an article.
  • You’ll be able to conduct an interview.
  • You’ll be able to asses the newsworthiness of a topic.

Course Content

  • Introduction.
  • Writing – Organizing The Feature Story.
  • Writing News and Feature Stories.
  • Writing an Editorial.
  • Interviewing Skills.
  • Stages of Interviews.
  • What is news?.

Journalism ExtraClass - Writing & Interviewing Basics

Requirements

  • A passion to write about a topic, events or issues.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A bright smile.
  • Good looks.
  • Independence.
  • Tenacity.
  • You must be a very intelligent person.
  • Determination.
  • Hardworking.
  • Bright.
  • A kind heart.
Description

This course is for someone who has absolutely zero knowledge about journalism. It’s a beginner course. Perhaps you have a calling or desire to tell a story, write about issues in your community or share your opinion on a topic. This course can help lay some ground work for you to get started.

Find something to write about. Think about weather or not other people would care about the topic. Is it something other people might be interested in? Then write about it. Make sure you write a good title that tells people what your story is about. Then write a good intro that grabs the readers attention. Make an outline for what your article is going to be like. You’re priority should be getting the reader to understand what you’re saying, so make sure it has a logical progression. Think about what type of article you’re writing. Is it a feature article? A news story? A human interest story? Or an opinion article? Decide what type of article you’re writing. Make sure you remain, objective, truthful, and honest in your writing. Think about if what you’re writing is factually correct and relevant.

Whenever you write about something make sure you have done your research and what you’re saying is correct. You might need different sources to verify this. One of those sources might be an interview. When you interview someone always be sure to be polite, ask relavant questions, be conversational, and exercise some control over where the overall conversation is heading. Be sure to take notes, and carefully review your interview recording afterwards.

 

In a nutshell, that’s all this course is about.

 

Who this course is for:
  • Someone who wants to write their first story or article
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