Are you thinking about a new career as a journalist? If so you could take the first steps by signing up for a short course at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.
The university is offering two two-day courses: Introduction to Editing in May and Introduction to Writing in July.
The Introduction to Editing course on 3rd and 4th May 2016 is an interactive course which will cover style and structure, rewriting, accuracy and clarity, proof reading, copy fitting and how to present information effectively.
Students will learn about the other elements that make up a story, including headlines and introductions, and the way words work with images and other parts of the completed page.
Introduction to Writing on 4th and 5th July 2016 will cover both news and feature writing, and students will explore everything from how to effectively research your writing through to format, style and how to write to a deadline.
The course will also include writing headlines, captions and boxes as well as balance, accuracy, how to appropriately structure your writing and working on the web.
Each course costs £110 and no previous experience is necessary. If you book on both courses the price is £200, which represents a saving of £20. Exercises and course notes will be included and both courses run from 9.30am until 4.00pm on both days at BGU.
“Journalism is changing, but it’s never been more important to society as the way people receive information and consume news adapts to new technologies,” said course leader Alysoun Coles, an experienced freelance journalist and sub-editor.
“Working as a journalist is challenging, exciting, demanding and rewarding, and our short courses are an ideal introduction to the career.”
For more information and to book please contact Gemma Fogg by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01522 583621.