Best Journalism Courses

Find the best online Journalism Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Journalism Courses.

Journalism -TV Reporters, News Anchors Look Great on TV

Journalism for Broadcast - You can appear poised, confident and authoritative on camera

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 19820, Price: $119.99

Students: 19820, Price:  Paid

Journalism for Broadcast. Imagine appearing on a network newscast as a reporter or anchor and you look as confident, poised and articulate as any childhood idol you grew up watching. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you can look and sound exactly the way you want when you are conducting interviews or anchoring a newscast?

In this On-Camera Skills for TV Reporters and News Anchors Journalism course you will learn the following:

*How to look comfortable, confident and relaxed on TV

*How to sound conversational

*How to rehearse using video, and how to critique yourself

*How to make constant on-air improvements

*How to prepare for broadcast journalism

This TV journalism course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This TV journalism course contain numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation and TV journalism skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future media presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your media presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your media presentation skills are not up to high standards. Please enroll today.

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this journalism course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

"5 Stars! I am a broadcaster and hoped this course would help improve my skills. It went beyond my expectations. I found this to be a very comprehensive course with excellent tips and a ton of written support. You can watch the videos to gain an understanding, then use the included books for in depth comprehension. This is an excellent course for public speaking, and perfect for those who want to go into broadcasting, or podcasting. It is also a valuable resource for seasoned reporters who want to improve their job performance and remain at the top of their game." Dave Allen

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

Journalism: Conduct Great Media Interviews

Journalism: You can conduct skillful video or audio interviews with experts, news makers or even colleagues

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 13736, Price: $89.99

Students: 13736, Price:  Paid

Journalism-you can become a skilled media interviewer. Imagine yourself conducting interviews with news-makers, industry experts and colleagues and appearing confident and authoritative the whole time. Wouldn't it be nice to know how to look and sound your best and come across as a skilled interviewer anytime you have a chance to ask people questions on video or audio?

In this How to Conduct Interviews Journalism course you will learn the following:

*How to conduct interviews with newsmakers and industry experts for video and audio programs and podcasts.

*How to appear comfortable and confident on camera

*How to prepare questions in advance

*How to rehearse using video

*How to prepare for a career in broadcast journalism

This journalism course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This journalism course contains numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation and journalism skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future media presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your media presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your media presentation skills are not up to high standards. Enroll in this course today.

"5 Stars! I love the way Tj delivered the main points of recording yourself and highlighting what you did and did not like about yourself. That is the best way to see what our strengths and weaknesses are. Great course and the books are a plus!" Udemy student Rolando Castro

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

Journalism Careers: You Can Be a TV Talking Head/Pundit

Journalism for Broadcast: Become a news analyst and show off your insights to the world

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 8263, Price: $89.99

Students: 8263, Price:  Paid

Journalism for opinion news. Imagine yourself being interviewed on a major TV news network and you are coming across as strong, confident and full of fascinating insights. Wouldn't you love to be a regular pundit on major news programs offering your analysis on top news stories of the day?

In this Journalism -How to Be a TV Pundit course, you will learn the following:

*How to get the attention of news bookers

*How to speak in memorable sound bites

*How to look confident and comfortable on TV

*How to rehearse on video

*How to get into opinion journalism

This journalism course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This journalism course contain numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future media presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your media presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your media presentation skills are not up to high standards. Enroll in this course today.

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this journalism course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

TJ Walker has more than 100,000 course enrollments from more than 14,000 online students around the globe.

"5 Stars! TJ Walker gives an excellent overview of what it takes to become a pundit and good initial steps to find your position and become good on the camera. I'd highly recommend this course to my clients who are in politics or have causes as the first step in getting on the right road. Very well done!" Dan Janal President PR LEADS 

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What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor.

Dan Rather on Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News

Learn to ask the right questions & tell captivating stories. Practical advice for journalists & avid news consumers.

Created by Dan Rather - Award Winning Journalist & Nightly News Anchor

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Students: 7309, Price: $109.99

Students: 7309, Price:  Paid

Whether you’re an avid consumer of the news or just beginning your journalism career, renowned news anchor Dan Rather shares his first-hand experiences to guide you through the 21st century state of journalism.

In this course, Dan teaches invaluable foundations on great writing, the essentials of telling a good story, and how to remain calm and captivating on camera — useful skills for anyone fascinated by the power of the news or anyone who wants to contribute to serious journalism. Dan’s rich history and extensive knowledge of journalism, paired with practical, hands-on exercises, creates a unique learning opportunity and rare insight from an American legend.  

Dan believes that a truly free press is the beating heart of democracy and he has put this belief into practice with a career spanning over 60 years in the news industry and over 20 years as the CBS Nightly News anchor. Using stories and advice from the field, Dan peels back the curtain on what it takes to create and deliver impactful news and how this process has changed over time from the Civil Rights Movement to the 2016 election.

A leader in the industry to this day, Dan Rather explains how objective truth is in peril more than ever before. Moreover, he provides actions you can take now to help ensure that journalism continues to serve its key role in a well-functioning democracy.

Learn how the news is made from one of the most recognized names in journalism

  • Understand the obstacles in the changing landscape of journalism and receive actionable advice for a successful journalism career

  • Challenge the media you consume on a daily basis to find the truth and become a much more informed consumer

  • Learn to hunt down and break stories that will impact both your career and the future of a free press

  • Learn to write with the efficient elegance of a top journalist and tell beautiful, flowing stories that jump off the page

Contents and Overview

After an introduction to Dan Rather’s background you’ll dive into understanding the role of the free press and how that’s been thoroughly altered by the involvement of corporate interests in the news business.

You’ll examine the role that technology has played in changing how information is relayed to the public, both good and bad, and what that means for you.

Next, you’ll look at the differences between networks who pursue real reporting versus those who seek out ratings and you’ll learn how to discern between the two in what you consume and create.

You’ll learn how the information we consume is controlled by only a few corporations and what that means for the state of a free press.

Next, Dan will share his first-hand experience of some of the biggest stories from the past 60 years, where his career and news coverage as a whole were changed by these events.

You’ll dive into an exercise on how to write a broadcast piece around a critical news story from your life.

Dan will then help you dissect the essentials of a good interview and give you the tools of the trade for using interviews to enrich the stories you tell. He’ll share stories from his own high profile interviews and what he learned.

At the base of every good story is good writing. You’ll learn how to write well and understand the different ways to tell a story.

Next, you’ll learn how to speak and present (both on camera and off) with hands-on exercises to continue improving.

Lastly, Dan gives you guidance on how to stay informed and shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned before signing off.

Media Training: You Can Be a Media Trainer

Media Training: Turn interests/experience in journalism/public relations into a media training career

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 6530, Price: $89.99

Students: 6530, Price:  Paid

Media Training is a fun and meaningful career. Imagine yourself as a media trainer, helping top level executives, experts and authors around the world. Media Training is a fascinating career, but one without the headaches of working in a large bureaucratic media organization.

You can make an excellent living by interviewing people and then training them on how to be interviewed more effectively.

This course will teach you how to be a media trainer from both the training perspective as well as the business perspective. You will receive several books and many hours of online video teaching you all aspects of media training. If you are thinking about becoming a media trainer, this course will help you figure out if this is the right career for you, and, if so, how to go about entering the profession. If you do all of the homework for this course and the sister course on media training (provided at no extra cost) you should spend at least 8 hours. Being a media trainer can be a fascinating career, but it only works for people who have the right mix of interests, talents and disciplines.

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this Media Training course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

What Udemy students say about Media Training expert TJ Walker:

"5 Stars! I've studied TJ's methods for a long time and actually use his approach in my own media training work. His course videos are clear, to the point and candid about the realities of making a living as a media trainer." Janet Vasil

"5 Stars! Mr.Walker is so clear in his pitch and voice. He is so motivating and encouraging.I think i have found a right mentor after a long search." Varsha Srivastava

"5 Stars! He is a very good practitioner and he knows what he is talking about. He is also able to convey his message very well." Harriston Ho

"5 Stars! I'm learning from someone who has successfully worked with world class clients... This is helping me move from what i think might work, into being confident in using techniques that have been proven over time!" Lori Wilson

"5 Stars! I found this course created by TJ Walker a perfect introduction into the world of media training. I wanted to learn, not only what a media trainer does, but also what steps I would have to take in order to become a successful media trainer--TJ discusses all this in a clear and concise manner, in a tone that is welcoming and never alienating. The only constructive critique I would give would be concerning the technical form of the presentation, more specifically the video quality and picture aesthetic. Going by the current standard as it applies to video, everything we view is in high definition. Having said that, I believe the video quality could be improved upon as well as the backdrop which I found to be a bit generic and outdated. I found these minor flaws to be slightly distracting and given the high caliber of the speaker and the information being presented I believe these aspects detracted, if only marginally, from the quality of the product." Nick Cisik

"5 Stars! TJ Walker shows you what it takes to run a successful media training business. Fair warning: you might not want to run this business after taking the course. He'll show you what you must do to be a success. Hint: It's all about marketing. Great insights. If you decide to start a business, you'll start on the right foot with your eyes wide open. If you are looking to add media training to your PR business, you'll get great insights on how to run the training and give feeback. Very valuable training for all!" Dan Janal President PR LEADS"

What others say about Media Training expert TJ Walker:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and Media Training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

Digital Journalism 101 : get published in online media

Essential writing skills for creative and professional writers.

Created by Damien Walter - Writer for The Guardian, BBC, Wired.

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Students: 4800, Price: $99.99

Students: 4800, Price:  Paid

Getting published in a high authority publication can transform your career and massively boost your earnings. But with thousands of writers competing for the privilege, competition is fierce.

The Perfect Pitch is an easy to learn system for finding, formatting and pitching stories that will massively increase your chances of breaking into high authority publications

This course will give you an insider look at how to pitch and publish at high authority level, from a 15 year veteran with bylines including The Guardian, BBC, Wired, Independent, Buzzfeed, Aeon and many more high authority publications.

  • What’s the REAL business of high authority publications? Knowing this changes everything.
  • Learn the 3 pillars of making the perfect pitch: Community, Story and Angle.
  • Understand the key formats that high authority publications use to tell stories.
  • Mine online resources like Reddit to find killer angles.
  • Lever the power of social media to find editors and grow your network.
  • How to negotiate pay effectively, and turn a one off gig into a long-term job.

How to be a Journalist – The Complete Guide to Journalism

All you need to know to become a freelance journalist or staffer and get paid for what you write.

Created by Tony Bosworth - Editor, journalist and educator

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Students: 2641, Price: $49.99

Students: 2641, Price:  Paid

So, you want to be a journalist? But you've never known where to start... 

Perhaps you thought you needed to go to college or university and spend thousands on a degree first...

Fact is, whoever you are and whatever life and career stage you're at, this complete guide will equip you with all the skills needed to become a proper journalist.

And you'll learn how to earn a living writing great journalism too. 

How to be a Journalist - The Complete Guide is written and presented by Tony Bosworth, an experienced international editor and journalist across newspapers, magazines and online. Tony's written for some of the world's best daily newspapers, including the Guardian, Times, Financial Times and Independent. 

He's launched or relaunched 15 magazines and websites. He's had his own weekly radio spot on London's LBC, and he's appeared on TV too. 

But Tony is also an educator who's trained hundreds of beginner journalists in practical journalism and media law at colleges and universities across the UK and Australia.

"So I know what editors are looking for," says Tony. "Either freelance writing or full-time."

"They are not looking for people with college and university degrees, believe me. Quite simply, editors want good, well written stories. They want people who can sit down and pull a good news story together. They want people who can craft a compelling feature. They want writers who can interview. And they want writers who know and understand media law too." 

"You will learn all these crucial skills, and more through my course. And at the end of the course you will be able to confidently go out and pitch real stories to editors, and they will listen because they know you can write."

Tony Bosworth is an editor and journalist so he knows what editors are looking for and through this course he shares all his experiences, knowledge, and even tricks of the trade, so you learn all the skills you need to be successful. Whether you're young, old, experienced or inexperienced - this enjoyable practical course will help turn you into a real journalist.

Video lectures, assignments and quizzes keep you interested, motivated and learning quickly.

Through the Udemy Discussion boards, you'll also be able to ask me questions anytime.

Here's what the course covers:

• What is a journalist?

• What is news?

• Who, what, where, when, why, how?

• The news intro or lead

• Building your story

• Headlines

• Quotes in depth

• Apostrophies

• Accuracy 

• Fact, opinion or both

• How to plan and set up interviews

• Getting the interview

• The confident interview

• Getting people to talk

• The different types of interviews 

• Getting the facts right

• Keep your words to yourself

• When things don't go according to plan

• No comment and off the record

• What is a feature?

• The importance of word count

• Pictures with your story

• Specialist reporting

• What is media law and why do you need to know

• The basics of media law and privacy

• Contempt of court

• Slander and libel

• Defamation

• In the public interest

• Court reporting

• Getting the facts right

• Who does what

• Style guide

• What you need to know before you pitch

• Getting paid

• What next?

Sign up for my course and you will soon be on your way to becoming a real journalist.

 

Mobile Video Journalism: Video Editing for Mobile Reporters

Produce TV news stories: Video Reporting, Live Video, Apps, & Gear, Social News, Mobile Journalism - Robb Montgomery

Created by Robb Montgomery - Bestselling instructor | Mobile Journalism & iPhone Video

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Students: 1948, Price: $119.99

Students: 1948, Price:  Paid

Mobile Video Journalism Course - Android and iPhone video production workflows.

UPDATED: February 2021

New module added - How to produce a reporter-led news package for a broadcast TV.
Learn to report, shoot, script, edit, and output quick-turnaround news stories with your smartphone.

"Robb is an excellent instructor. He knows his subject matter and teaches each module clearly. I highly recommend his course. Enroll now!" 
— Jayson Guerrero ★★★★★ 

This comprehensive Mobile Journalism Masterclass was originally developed to train CNN journalists and is updated frequently with new tutorials. It has been used to train thousands of reporters and uses proven distance learning techniques.

This course will teach you the methods that produce professional-looking video packages every time.

This instructor has more than 1,000 ★★★★★ reviews on his Smart Film School courses.

The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones. Get the same training that professional broadcasters use.

"Robb is very clear and straightforward in his teaching, and I appreciate the way his lectures are backed up with slide or text reviews. Production quality is professional. Highly recommended!”

– Stephen Box ★★★★★ 

This step-by-step class teaches all aspects of video production: From interviewing to editing.

What you'll learn:

  • Best practices for producing, filming, and editing mobile video

  • How to use the Filmic Pro app to capture broadcast-quality video

  • How to develop a mobile video story from start to finish

  • Master storyboarding, script writing and story forms

  • Produce a portfolio of mobile videos with the included story projects

  • Develop in-depth interviewing techniques that deliver great results

  • Produce and edit a branded video on a mobile device for quick publishing

  • The basics of editing on iMovie (and other video apps)

  • How to deliver for a polished, professional look to your mobile video stories

  • The secrets to creating video that resonates with a mobile audience!

You will learn how to produce professional video in this course.

"I am a mobile journalism educator and professional. I took Robb's course to gain additional training and found out how little I actually knew! Robb's course is great for, both, beginners and advanced mobile journalists."

— Len Clark, University of Notre Dame ★★★★★ 

 

No previous video production experience is required.

"The instructor's language is easy to catch up with, all explanations are deep yet easy to understand even for a beginner."

— Priyag Kurup ★★★★★ 

There are more than 25,000 happy students enrolled in Smart Film School courses including field reporters from Reuters video, CNN and The New York Times.

I encourage you to read the five-star reviews from real people, just like you.

Enroll today.

NOTE: An instructor-led, diploma version of this video course content is used by more than 50 universities and professional media organizations - details at the Smart Film School web site.

Journalism: Be a Great Talk Show Host

Journalism: You can look comfortable and confident on TV, plus interview guests in a professional manner

Created by TJ Walker - BestSelling Personal Development & Habits Expert

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Students: 1197, Price: $99.99

Students: 1197, Price:  Paid

Journalism. Imagine yourself hosting a talk show and you are coming across as engaging, likable and totally natural. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you can host any talk show and appear to be confident, relaxed, conversational and able to talk to guests in a meaningful way?

In this How to be a Talk Show Host Journalism course, you will learn the following:

*The difference between being a good talk show guest versus a good host

*How to look comfortable and confident on TV

*How to appear natural and sound conversational

*How to rehearse using video

*How to be comfortable in the medium of broadcast journalism.

This journalism course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.

The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This Journalism course contains numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.

TJ Walker has been coaching and training people on their presentation skills for 30 years. Now, through the power of Udemy's online platform, he is able to give you the same high quality training that he gives in person to CEOs, Fortune 500 executives, and Presidents of countries. Only you can now receive the training at a tiny fraction of the normal fee for in-person training.

How long this course takes is up to you. The longest part of the course involves you speaking on video, critiquing yourself, and doing it over until you like it. But if you get to the point where you love how you look and sound when you present it will be well worth the time spent. And having this skill will save you time for all future media presentations in your life.

You can begin improving your media presentation skills right now. You may have an opportunity to speak out as soon as tomorrow, so why waste another day worried that your media presentation skills are not up to high standards. Enroll in this course today.

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this journalism course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

TJ Walker has more than 100,000 course enrollments from more than 14,000 online students around the globe.

"5 Stars! Built my confidence taught me alot of where to begin and what to expect." Udemy student Kellie Pemberton

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm."Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

Investigative Journalism

How to find hidden sources. How to look for documents and people.

Created by Anderson School of Journalism - Journalism School

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Students: 968, Price: $79.99

Students: 968, Price:  Paid

Hello and welcome to this course on Investigative Journalism!

Before a journalist can write a copy, he or she has to gather the required information that the text will be about. This is called investigation or research.

However, investigation is not only a method, it’s also a philosophy. Why? Because a solid investigation is what distinguishes quality journalism from bad journalism. Today, many criticize that journalism has become “churnalism” – written with “ch” – which is a bad expression for the fact that many journalists don’t invest time in information gathering. There’s also the expression of “bandwagon journalism” which means that one journalist just copies and rewrites a text by a colleague – again: without an own research on the topic. All this is very bad. It’s bad because the very task of journalism is to properly inform the recipient – that is the reader or the radio or TV audience – about facts. It is obvious that the journalist has to know everything about these facts before he or she writes about them. And the journalist has to make sure these are really facts – that means they are true.

Now, when it comes to investigation as a method you might first think about using a search engine and just type in what you’re looking for. But as an investigative journalist you definitely have to dig deeper. Everybody can look something up in the internet. Your task as a professional journalist is to find the things that aren’t obvious.

Our course has four main sections. In the first section, we will talk about strategies to find good stories. This is a hard task. Without a good story, there is no investigation, and no writing.

Second, you’re going to learn how to phrase minimum and maximum hypotheses. These will guide your further investigation efforts. Your hypotheses can be true or false. The purpose of the investigation is to find out which one is the case.

Third, we will cover the research process. How can you find sources? What kinds of sources are there? How can you build a timeline? How do you look for documents or for people?

Finally, we will talk about how to tell a story, that is: how to outline the masterfile and which narrative principles to follow. You will get some writing tips and you will learn how fact-checking and bulletproofing is done.

You see: Investigation is an essential part of a professional journalist’s toolkit – maybe even the most important one. In this course, we will teach you everything you need to know for your solid investigation.

See you in the course!

This course is based on a script written by Margo Smit. Margo is an independent investigative journalist, journalism teacher, and (part-time) director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). She is a lecturer for TV reporting and investigative reporting at University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She produces documentaries in Dutch and English, both for Dutch public television and for international companies. Smit teaches investigative and TV journalism at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, and is a guest lecturer at many international journalism schools. Smit sat on the Global Shining Light Award jury (2010), the jury of the Daniel Pearl Award (2010, 2011, 2013), and the M.J. Brusseprijs (2013). She received her Master's degree in Communication (specialization journalism) from Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA.

News Writing Fundamentals: Journalism 101

For Journalists, Writers And Editors

Created by Joshua McGuigan - Journalist

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Students: 819, Price: $19.99

Students: 819, Price:  Paid

Learn the fundamentals of news writing and how to write to the industry standard.

This course is a step-by-step guide on how to write direct, effective and coherent news stories. For those interested in journalism, this class will equip you with an essential skill. While for those interested in developing their writing ability, you will find that this course will strengthen your writing through insight into how industry standard news stories are constructed. The ability to write directly and efficiently is not just applicable to the world of journalism, but across many professional fields.

The fundamental elements of news writing will be covered in this course; from headlines and intros, to how to incorporate quotations and structure your work. This course features examples throughout in order to help students understand the core concepts of news writing.

Video Journalism Reporting & Mobile Videos – Robb Montgomery

Mobile video production: Interviews & iOS video editing. Edit social news videos with video apps - for video beginners.

Created by Robb Montgomery - Bestselling instructor | Mobile Journalism & iPhone Video

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Students: 766, Price: $89.99

Students: 766, Price:  Paid

This is a quick course in mobile journalism, Just the essentials to help you get started reporting professional video with your smartphone. FYI, My masterclass in mobile journalism course is goes much deeper into this topic. This boot camp will set you off on the right foot.

The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones. 

Michael Choke writes: "Another Brilliant Course by Robb Montgomery. Having enjoyed Robb's clarity of instruction and step-by-step guidance in his previous course "Make iPhone video like a pro in 10 steps," I was expecting nothing less than another high quality course from him. In this next course, his instructions are just as clear as ever, and his attention to detail yet again simply amazing. This time round, we still get the direct "how to" actionable lessons, coupled with "secret sauce" insights derived from years of experience and topped with sharing of working files whenever practical. And boy, I'm impressed! Looking to learn how to film and edit a video story on iPhone? This is it!"

You will learn how to produce professional mobile video in this course.

Learn to make short videos with an iPhone or iPad in 10 steps:

  1. Gear, apps and camera settings

  2. Shot sizes and filming patterns

  3. Interview techniques

  4. The shots that tell stories

  5. Writing scripts

  6. Recording voice over narration

  7. Producing a stand up clip (Piece to Camera)

  8. Video editing beginning and intermediate levels

  9. Titles and lower thirds graphics

  10. Sharing and analytics

No previous video production experience is required.

There are more than 25,000 happy students enrolled in Smart Film School courses including field reporters from Reuters video, CNN and the New York Times.

I encourage you to read the five-star reviews from real people, just like you.

Enroll today.

Journalism Skills for Beginners

Report and write a feature story and get it published

Created by Julian Gearing - Award-winning journalist, editor, and media trainer

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Students: 613, Price: $19.99

Students: 613, Price:  Paid

All you need to report and write a feature story and get it published

Do you want to interview the Dalai Lama, report on a local issue in your community, write up a good story for your blog or website, or break into journalism as a possible career?

Journalism for Beginners is a “fast track” course infused with practical advice on how to report and write a feature story with the aim to get it published.

Journalism for Beginners – in a total of over 80 lectures and 3 hours of videos - includes an overview of the whole reporting and writing process, and then is split into three main sections – Reporting, Writing, and Getting Published.

The emphasis of this course is on reporting, writing and selling your story – making an income from the sale of your story. That is the goal medium to long term, deriving income from the sale of your stories. But it also includes some of the tactics needed to build up a portfolio of stories – some of which may be published for free – in order to demonstrate to prospective editors that you can report and write, and know your subject.

KEEP YOUR EDITOR HAPPY: In addition, the course includes “secret tips” on how to deal with editors. These tips are entitled: Keep Your Editor Happy. And with good reason! If you are going to get your story published, you need to keep your editor happy – in other words, communicate with them in the right way and provide them with a story they are happy to publish.

If you are looking for a good introduction to how to report and write stories and get them published, this is it.

The aim is to produce a real story and send it to a newspaper, magazine or news service for publication. In other words – and this is important – the focus is on getting published, not just going through the motions. What matters is getting published and seeing your name online or in print.

Creative Non-Fiction Writing – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Learn the skills writers need to write great true crime, memoir, travel, food, journalism, blogs, essays, books and more

Created by Trace Crawford - Instructor / Writer / Teacher for over 20 years

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Students: 560, Price: $19.99

Students: 560, Price:  Paid

Course Overview:

This is a fun and practical creative writing course designed to get YOU excited about creating your own works of creative nonfiction!

Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills will be covered to help you discover, perfect, and share your own unique writer's voice.

While review quizzes over major concepts are provided along the way, the true measure of progress will be in the authentic writing projects that you will complete as you progress toward your goal of becoming a successful and confident writer!

The Course Includes:

  • 26 video lectures organized into 7 easy to understand lessons/subject areas

    • Each lesson is broken down into multiple video lectures that include:

      • A quick writing assignment aligned with the day's goals

      • A lesson covering an area of course content

      • A practical application project to get you using your new skill

  • 7 online review quizzes presented throughout the course

    • Quizzes are designed to reinforce the major concepts discussed in the class

  • 16 graphics, notes, templates, assignments, or outside resources to further your knowledge base

    • Supplemental materials are provided for every lesson

  • Almost 2 hours of video lessons

Course Goals:

Through taking this course, you will develop and perfect your personal writer's voice as you learn about:

  • What exactly creative non-fiction is and what it isn’t

  • What makes for a good storyteller across any genre

  • How to effectively utilize descriptive language in your writing

  • The "motto" of creative non-fiction

  • How you can write in scenes to improve your creative non-fiction

  • How to effectively use and manipulate a plot diagram for writing creative non-fiction

  • Ways to get the most out of your revision

  • The importance of making personal experiences feel universal

Journalistic Writing: How to write great journalistic copy

Foundations of Journalism

Created by Anderson School of Journalism - Journalism School

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Students: 395, Price: $79.99

Students: 395, Price:  Paid

Hello and welcome to this course on Journalistic Writing!

Many people write. Novel authors do it. Secretaries do it. Journalists do it. But every text type is very different. Writing is way more than putting word after word to get a sentence. Different texts have different target groups and different purposes. A novel should entertain you. A business email should lead to a contract or to another form of business relationship. And a journalistic copy should inform you in a way that you are able to form a solid decision about an event or a situation. When it comes to journalism, there are even different kinds of copy types with different purposes and forms.

Solid writing techniques are absolutely essential for professional journalists. And in this course, we will teach you everything you need to know about professional journalistic writing.

First, we will cover all the basics. You’re going to learn the 5 Ws and 1 H-questions a journalistic copy has to cover, and you will learn what news values are.

Second, you’re going to learn the different sections of a text. What is a lead? What are nutgraphs? And what are kickers? You will be able to answer that in detail. Then we’re talking about text composing. There are three composing methods: The Inverted Pyramid, the Hourglass, and the Five Block story form.

In the third section of the course, you’re going to learn more about different purposes of texts, namely about news, features, and opinion writing. Then we will take a closer look at reporting and interviewing.

Finally, we will talk about the differences you have to pay attention to when writing for print, online, radio, or TV.

You see, there is a lot to know about journalistic copies, and professional writing required an in-depth knowledge about all this.

See you in the course!

The course is based on a script by Kathryn Quigley. Kathryn is an
associate professor of journalism at Rowan University in New Jersey,
United States. She earned her BA degree in Communications from Villanova
University and her MA degree in Journalism from the University of
Maryland.

She worked as a reporter at daily newspapers in Philadelphia, North
Carolina and Florida. She is a freelance writer and author of the
textbook Introduction to News-Writing: The Real Scoop, published by
Kendall-Hunt in 2012.

Advanced Training Course in Science Journalism 2.0

Learn modern tools and techniques for writing great science stories, build strategies to promote your write-up

Created by Pankaj Mishra - Helping you create better science content

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Students: 257, Price: $49.99

Students: 257, Price:  Paid

+++Introducing Advanced Training Course in Science Journalism 2.0 on Udemy+++

Medgenera Academy presents the “Advanced Training Course in Science Journalism 2.0” for the science researchers (Master's level or above). The on-demand course available on the online learning platform Udemy teaches the modern tools and techniques for writing great science stories and build cost-effective strategies to promote the write-up to science and non-science background audience.

The course is relevant to the researcher (Master's level or above) or professional having experience in the science innovation-based industry and is serious about building their skills in science communication.

The course also teaches how to become self-employed as a freelance science communicator in the 8 core areas. It provides a template for the self-assessment of freelancing capabilities. By the end of the course and the successful completion of the assignments, one should:

  1. Be clear about what areas to choose for their further career

  2. What tools and techniques will best suit their science writing strategies

  3. Learn the ins and outs of digital content publishing

  4. Learn the technical know-how of the content management system

  5. How to make cost-effective content promotion strategies

Some other things that a student will be able to do with this course:

  • How to write a good science news story

  • How to create a science feature story

  • How to take interviews of scientists, CEOs, and investors, etc.

  • How to handle controversial science topics and news

  • How to pitch your story to the editor of big media outlets

  • How to publish online and get readers

The Advanced Training Course in Science Journalism 2.0 is Medgenera Academy’s flagship course which aims to equip students to become successful in science communication and get certified for the completion of the course. The course is delivered by Pankaj Mishra, Founder and CEO of the healthcare media company Medgenera and prepared in collaboration with Tiash Saha, associate editor at GlobalData plc and the former in-house editor of Medgenera.

+++What is the core strength of the course?+++

The core strength of the course is its “practical-based” approach. Thus it’s full of practical tips and tricks and do's and don'ts. The real-world evidence cases are discussed. The students are provided with the guidelines and are encouraged to practice and validate their learning with their social and professional network.

+++How the course is structured?+++

The training course has 4.5 hours of on-demand videos divided into 34 lectures taught in English. The videos are also provided with English subtitles. The course starts with the introduction to the rigorous of subjective science journalism [Module 1] and gradually builds the knowledge and practical skills of science communication and web content publishing [Module 2-8]. A total of 19 assessment tests are provided based on what is taught inside the course.

+++How does this course work?+++

The course is taught online using the Udemy platform. The lectures are pre-recorded for the students to watch at their own time and pace and they will be able to track their learning progresses.

+++What can the user expect on completion of the course?+++

  1. How to avoid bad science communication by using the proven methods

  2. How to use modern tools and techniques to create great science stories for their audience

  3. How to start a freelance career in science communication, a clear-cut idea on whether they are the right fit (at this time) for a freelance career.

  4. How to publish and grow their influence without spending money

  5. How to use the content management system (such as WordPress) to keep the hold of their online content

  6. How to use the content distribution channels, social media, and email marketing to promote the content

+++What has been the user feedback from version 1.0?+++

The first version of the course was released in mid-2018 on the Medgenera platform and attended by more than two hundred students. Now it is available on Udemy with new and updated content.

"My recommendation for the course: 5 out of 5.

Starting from no experience with the science communication to writing my own article on LinkedIn. My post gained 110 Likes in 24 hrs! A big thing for me! Thanks a ton for making this course."

- Marc Biersner, Dublin (given on 22.09.2018)

"The course is very well structured.

The quiz is an efficient addition. I had a very pleasant experience with lots of learning".

-Michael Decker, University of Michigan (given on 15.09.2018)

"A very well thought and highly intensive course.

The best thing is the experiences shared by the instructor in building the business on the science content. I absolutely enjoyed the course!! The quiz section is an advantage to keep on the track".

-Kelly, UCLA (given on 24.09.2018)

"I would definitely recommend this great course to anyone who has an interest in writing and has an understanding of science.

It is a brilliant course I would say! It is really important to know how can we reach the scientific as well as the non-scientific audience and let them know about the wonderful research going on in the world".

-Nikita Upadhyay, BHU (given on 24.09.2018)

"I was struggling hard to decide what to do after my post-graduation.

I decided to take this course and I must admit that this is the best thing I have done this year. Thank you! You have turned my interest in writing into a professional career. I am freelancing now and have already helped a few clients".

-Faizan, University of Karachi (given on 18.09.2018)

Become a Professional Music Journalist

An overview of the basic skills, attitude and approach you need to break into the world of music journalism .

Created by College Media Network - A media school for an evolving world

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Students: 81, Price: $24.99

Students: 81, Price:  Paid

This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic skills, attitude and approach you need to break into the world of music journalism in 2019. There are several video lessons, along with assignments you can complete on your own. There are also several readings designed to reinforce the core concepts.

Your instructor, Patrick Foster, is the Executive Editor of College Media Network, and a journalist with over 20 years of professional experience. He has written about music for the Washington Post, SPIN, Pitchfork, Time Out, and many other outlets. He co-hosted the Dad Rock podcast for USA Today and currently co-hosts the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast. He once reviewed 172 concerts in one year.

Learn Citizen Journalism – Be A Digital Soldier Step by Step

Learn the proven formula that has created over a million YouTube views and 20,000 subscribers. No experience required.

Created by Michael Knight - Retired (not really) Lifelong Reporter/Author.

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Students: 54, Price: $89.99

Students: 54, Price:  Paid

How To Become A Respected Citizen Journalist On The Internet (or a "digital soldier" as Gen. Flynn has said).

Other than a desire to create your own Internet channel and create videos on any subject or category of your choice, you do not need past experience in any media to become a Citizen Journalist.

Age is not a factor either.

If you have a PC or laptop and are somewhat savvy on the Internet, you can do this.

You can work from home and choose your own hours.

It's very simple. If you want to stand out as an objective provider of information coupled with  exceptional videos, this course will guide you through all the necessary steps to achieving that goal.

About The Instructor and  The Step-By-Step Course :-

Having worked in all news media, starting in 1960, over 10 years ago I began specializing in Internet journalism.

In particular, since 2017 I have focused on creating news video's as what is now known as a Citizen Journalist.

This then  is a step-by-step course teaching you the unique formula I developed and used on my YouTube channel.

Over time, those videos generated more than a million views, and as many as 20,000 subscribers.

But I have never forgotten that I knew nothing about journalism when I first started in the trade.

It was only through following the guidance of older reporters that I eventually discovered that there is a formula involved in creating a finished product in any branch of the media (and I have worked in many).

In newspapers, the first and last paragraphs are key (and often the last paragraph is the most significant).

As a photo-journalist I learned that images are crucial in order to fully illustrate a written article.

As a news cameraman I learned first-hand how important the framing of a shot can be.

In radio, there were things like sentence structure,  "voice inflection" and "pausation" to master in order to keep the listener engaged.

And in television - whether it was news or documentaries - images, both still and moving, tell the story and keep the viewer's attention far better than just a "talking head."

I had all that in mind when I started making my own reports on the Internet, and over the past four years I have refined the way I build a new video report so that there is now a step-by-step formula that saves as much time as possible, but delivers the best possible finished product to my audience.

In structuring this course, I have started from the perspective of being a beginner myself - doing my best to see things from your point of view and then creating each of the many elements you will learn, step-by-step, so each is but one step to be mastered, and then another and another.

How Long Will It Take?

Today's mainstream media reporters have to spend several years getting a degree in journalism before they can even begin looking for a job.

Keeping that in mind -how long will it take to "graduate" from this course?

Well, you do have lifetime access to the course. But let's hope it doesn't take that long:-)

The truth is, you will need to have time to study and practice and build your skills and confidence.

This is certainly not an overnight quick-fix course at all. And because circumstances vary from one person to another, how long it will take to become truly proficient depends entirely on those circumstances - and your commitment to getting it done.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to study several hours a day - or perhaps only at weekends.

However, while you are mulling that over, if you do have a real desire to develop these skills, but you may be thinking you "don't really have time," you should consider enrolling in this course, and in the first 30 days you will have time to look through all its components, see how it fits with your available time schedule, figure out what you need to adjust so you do have time to study and build your own channel - or, if you decide (on day 29) that it is not a real fit for you, you can get an immediate refund. Guaranteed.

What You Will Learn

There are at least 2 1/2 hours of video lessons in this course, divided into articles and video tutorials that show you exactly what is involved with each new element of this unique video production formula.

You will learn

  • What free software is recommended.

  • What microphones and headphones are necessary.

  • What video editing software is required.

  • How to structure a news (or product) video report.

  • How to find essential supporting images and videos on the Internet.

  • How to recraft and edit those images and videos.

  • Creating overlays, montages and picture-in-picture stills and videos.

  • How to record and edit voice reports for your videos.

  • The use of teleprompter software (if you choose).

  • The use of video capture software.

  • Multiple tutorials on using the essential Filmora video editing software.

  • How to create an opening Title for your personal channel.

  • How to enhance your video with "lower thirds" (text bottom of screen).

  • How to save your work in a format suitable for uploading to any Internet channel.

  • How to safeguard your work by creating multiple channels on the Internet.

  • What hosting services and options are available for monetizing your work.

  • The potential for an ongoing passive income.

  • And much more ....

Unsolicited Testimonials

These testimonials are not about this course. They are unsolicited testimonials from viewers and subscribers who have seen my work in the past.

You can expect similar accolades from your own future viewers and subscribers to your channel/s.

"I’m loving your posts and thank you for all the research and investigating that you do." -Nevada Brown.

"This is journalism the old school way – truth spoken with integrity." -"DisclosureNow"

With what you will learn in this course, you will be fully equipped to build your own video news  channel based around any subject of your personal interest and choice. You will gradually build an audience of subscribers, and they will keep coming back, which has the potential to pay off quite handsomely if you choose to monetize your channel.

Have you checked out the free previews of some of the lessons? They are structured using what this course teaches, and as examples of what you too will be able to learn and do when you enroll in this course.

Best wishes.

Michael Knight.

Journalism 101

Developing Better Journalism

Created by Timothy Conerson - Educator

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Students: 49, Price: $19.99

Students: 49, Price:  Paid

I Have Given Some Of The Tools And Standards That Will Improve Journalism. Many Independent Journalist And Bloggers can Use This Course To Become Better Presenters Of Information. Learn How To Make Great Hard Stories, Soft Stories, Political Stories, Criticisms And Connect Dots Across Time, Space And Peoples. Enjoy The Course. I Hope This Is The First Of Many.

The Complete Course on Sports Journalism

A Guide on How to Report, Write and Think Like a Sports Journalist, Including Tips on How to Thrive in the Digital Age

Created by The Sports Executive Path - The Learning Platform for Sports Management

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Students: 30, Price: $39.99

Students: 30, Price:  Paid

Summary

Sports have existed for millennia, but the concept of sports journalism is still a relatively new concept. While sports news used to travel mainly through word of mouth, the invention of the printing press created a new way for information to be spread and in the 18th century, the first beginnings of modern sports journalism were formed. This practice would later go on to be one of the driving forces behind the growth of the sports industry and brought sports closer to fans all across the world.

As the years have gone by, new technology and demands from fans have completely changed the way sports journalism works, and the industry is currently in a constant state of change thanks to the development of the internet and digital media. In this changing industry, sports journalism has become more competitive than ever, and aspiring journalists are finding it harder to break into the field.

To have the best chance of making it as a sports journalist, you’ll need a strong understanding of the history of the industry and how it’s changed over time. Learning about the history of sports journalism is essential as understanding the past can help you predict how things might change in the future. It also provides context for the importance of sports journalism and highlights the fact that changes to an industry can happen extremely quickly.

If you want to become a sports journalist, you’ll need to understand and respect the ethics of journalism. All journalism is based on a code of ethics, as journalists are meant to report on the objective truth, providing a service to the people. While sports journalism may not seem as serious, it’s still important for journalists to understand and follow ethics to prevent bias and manipulation while also preserving the privacy of those they’re reporting on.

If you want the best chance of being successful as a sports journalist, you’ll need to know what kind of education to take and how to start your career. While a degree isn’t always necessary, most professional sports journalists have some kind of bachelor’s degree which helps them develop their skills in writing and research. When you first start out, you’ll need experience, and while internships are one of the best ways to do this, you can also write for your own blog or social media page to gain experience in writing and reporting on sports.

The five W’s are one of the most important things any journalist must consider when researching and writing any type of news story. These questions help to find out the facts of the story and should always be presented to the reader or viewer to help explain the situation in the clearest way possible. Journalists also follow a typical structure for each piece they write, usually presenting the facts and the lead first, to draw the attention of the reader.

Modern sports journalism also includes broadcasts with many journalists working directly with radio or TV channels. The responsibilities of a broadcast sports journalist are similar, but there are often stricter deadlines and more pressures from performing live. Interviews often form an important part of broadcast journalism, and any sports journalist hoping to work in broadcasting should understand how an interview works and how to conduct themselves during an interview.

Sports journalists should also know what a feature is and how to write a compelling feature that captures the attention of the reader or viewer. Journalists who want to write a good feature will have to find an angle, preferably one that hasn’t been covered before. Features include opinion pieces and editorials which are used to give a subjective view of a certain issue or topic being covered in the news. Any good journalist should be able to write a compelling opinion piece to try and convince the reader of their arguments.

The future of sports journalism remains uncertain, but with the growth of social media, online sharing and user-generated content, it will no doubt continue to change and adapt just as it has over the past few decades. New business models for online news and sports content are starting to emerge, and journalists are finding new ways to promote and grow their following. Any good sports journalists should be prepared to move and adapt with the times, and while things may have changed a lot, the demand for sports news and content is greater than ever.

What You’ll Learn

· The importance of sports journalism

· How sports journalism started

· The beginnings of sports and sports journalism on TV

· How sports journalism has helped the sports industry grow

· The importance of ethics in sports journalism

· What is bias and how can it be avoided

· How and why some stories are manipulated in the media

· The importance of preserving privacy

· What education a sports journalist needs

· How to build your experience in the industry when you first start

· The steps to starting your career as a sports journalist

· The five w’s of journalism and their importance

· How news stories are structured

· The importance of writing style

· How content is adapted for online publication

· The demands of broadcast journalism

· How research and preparation for broadcast journalism works

· How interviews with players and coaches are planned and set up

· What is a feature?

· How to find the angle for a feature

· Writing a successful opinion piece

· How editorial articles are written and for what purpose

· The use of social media in promoting sports journalism

· How technology is helping to innovate and change sports journalism

Why Choose This Course?

With the field of sports journalism growing more competitive than ever, it’s becoming increasingly important for those who aspire to become sports journalists to develop their skills and knowledge. This course aims to provide you with all of the information you need to get the best possible start to your career as a sports journalist. A lot of people think that simply having a passion for sports and knowing how to write is all that’s needed to be a good sports journalist, but nothing is further from the truth. To become a sports journalist, you need to understand how to investigate the truth behind a story, what makes a compelling piece of writing and how to keep your writing free from bias.

In this course, you’ll be able to learn all about the history of sports journalism and why it’s so important that fans can receive detailed information about their favourite sports. The course will look at the growth of sports journalism over the years and what’s changed, letting you understand the complexity of the industry. By understanding what’s changed in sports journalism over the years, you’ll also gain an idea of how it might change in the future.

As you progress through the course, you’ll cover lots of different topics which help broaden your understanding of how sports journalism works. You’ll also find out more details about the responsibilities of a sports journalist and how their processes work. The first stage of writing any piece of journalistic work is establishing the facts of the story. This course will cover how a story is researched and the steps that go into writing the piece.

You’ll get to learn about the ethics of journalism and how they relate to sports journalism. In the world of journalism, trust is the most important thing as the readers are trusting you to deliver accurate news, and the sources are trusting you to respect their privacy and confidentiality. Preserving this trust is important, and all sports journalists must be mindful of bias, manipulation and privacy to ensure the needs of the fans are met while also respecting the ethics of journalism.

Starting out in any career is difficult, but as an aspiring sports journalist, you’ll often be dependant on gaining early experience in a field that’s hard to find jobs if you don’t already have some experience. Gaining an education is important, but a lot of modern sports journalism outlets don’t necessarily require you to have a degree. Online courses and experience alone can be enough to make a good start. The course will explain how you can begin your career and the steps you can take to build your experience while giving yourself the best chances of success.

Through this course, you’ll also be able to understand the demands and requirements of broadcast journalism and how it compares to working in print or online sports journalism. If you want to become a broadcast journalist, you’ll need to understand how the industry works and the different roles available. The course will cover the topic of broadcasting, and whether you plan on working in radio, TV or online broadcasting, you’ll be able to learn a lot about how each area works.

As a sports journalist, you’ll need to be adaptable and willing to change as the industry grows and develops to new technology and demands. Through this course, you’ll learn about the influence of technology on sports journalism and how sports journalists can use certain technologies to their advantage. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about social media and how it can be utilised to promote sports journalism to a wider audience.