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Journalism for 15-17 Year Olds (Summer School)

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Student working in the journalism classrooms

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 15

This course introduces you to the craft of journalism. It will provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features.

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Course Dates

14th August 2017 – 18th August 2017

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Course Description

Designed as a practical (and fun) introduction to journalism, you will learn about the different career options open to you as well as the essential skills required to be a successful journalist, from researching and writing a story to how to make contacts and conduct effective interviews. Team-working, planning, problem-solving and communication skills will be developed whilst you learn the tricks of the trade.

During this course you will:

  • Discover how to become a journalist and where to train;
  • Learn how to research a story and maintain your readers interest;
  • Develop skills in writing, editing and interviewing; and
  • Discover how a story progresses from an idea to the printed page.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will be able to identify suitable markets for your work, write in a journalistic style and notice an improvement in your English literacy, all of which will be useful tools for the future.

This course is ideal if you are considering further studies in journalism and want to explore the subject in details. When you leave the course you will have examples of your written work to add to your portfolio.

"I enjoyed the hands-on experience of searching for a story, talking to people and then writing it up." RG (Summer 2016)

"The vox-pop interview significantly increased my self confidence. I loved everything." MB (Summer 2016)

"Superb course, would definitely recommend." HC (Summer 2016)

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about accommodation on our campus for 16 and 17 year olds.

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? Accommodation (which includes evening activities) can be booked so the course can count as your DofE gold award residential.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813