A day-time beginners' course which covers the basics of news and features journalism. The course tutor is Tony Padman, an experienced freelance journalist who has written news and features for local and national newspapers. He now specialises in entertainment journalism for national newspapers.
|Day 1:||News||UK newspaper market, what is news, intros, the inverted pyramid, structure, sources, questions, facts, the 5 Ws, quotes, interviewing for news, making your story stand up, police, councils, press officers|
|Day 2:||News/Features||Where to find news, avoiding the mistakes journalists make, delayed drops, meeting your deadlines, news in brief, news vs features, what is a feature, feature intros, endings, meeting the brief, finding a hook|
|Day 3:||Features/Law||Feature ideas, researching your subject, getting the best quotes, body language, killer questions, interviewing for features, shaping your feature, vox pops, libel, defences, the PCC, the courts, Q&A|
|Assignments:||Students will work on news reports, features and interviews during the course.|