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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'll provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features.

Course Code

CSCJ01

Course Dates

30th July 2018 – 3rd August 2018

Course Fee

£395.00
Course Description

Designed as a practical (and fun) introduction to journalism, you'll 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
  • discover how a story progresses from an idea to the printed page.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you'll 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're considering further studies in journalism and want to explore the subject in detail. When you leave the course you'll 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

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

"Superb course, would definitely recommend." HC

Tutor profile: Mike Greenwell is a journalism lecturer at NTU.

He's a fully qualified NCTJ journalist with experience both locally and internationally, including delivering journalism training to students and professionals in Southern Africa.

He has MAs in Newspaper Journalism and Peace, Conflict and Development Studies.

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

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your DofE gold award residential.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

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Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813