Introduction to Journalism and Reporting
Step into the world of news reporting
On this four-week course, you’ll be introduced to different types of journalism and news reporting today as well as exploring that of the past.
Learning from the experts at the University of Kent, you’ll go behind the scenes to see how news content is created.
You’ll discover the best practices from industry experts to help hone your skills as a budding journalist.
Develop your interviewing skills
To examine the key pillars of good journalism, you’ll learn how to find reliable and relevant sources as well as techniques to improve your communication and interviewing skills.
You’ll identify the different types of interviews before trying out your skills as you prepare to conduct your own interview.
Explore journalism ethics and legal frameworks
You’ll examine your perceptions of news and the behaviour of some publications before learning about the ethical and legal frameworks for journalists.
This will help you explore ethical dilemmas journalists may face as you think about what you would do in particular situations.
On the course, you’ll also get the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice during different activities such as creating a news story, carrying out an interview, and taking part in an interactive quiz.
- Key forms of journalism and the history of journalism
- Foundations of good journalism
- Headlines and introductions
- Legal and ethical considerations
- Reporting in the ‘Public Interest’
- Interview skills
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore key forms of journalism and the history of journalism
- Describe the foundations of good journalism
- Assess headlines and introductions
- Identify the legal and ethical frameworks for journalists
- Discuss the concept of journalism done in 'the Public Interest'
- Explain the principles behind news-writing, interviewing and selecting good quotes
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in studying journalism at university or college.
It will also be of interest to avid consumers of news or budding writers who want to learn about how it is made, or those looking for a career change.
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