Introduction to Journalism Online Short Course

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Learn the Fundamentals of Journalism Those destined to become journalists usually have more than just a passing interest in current affairs. A natural journalist develops a "nose for news" at a young age, and leaves no stone unturned in their quest for the truth. Designed in conjunction with industry professionals, Introduction to Journalism course is a great way to find out if journalism is for you. The course focuses on the basic elements of journalism and provides an overview of commonly used terms and concepts to assist you to discover your writing strengths and challenges. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Understand the fundamentals of Journalism Develop your own composition style and skills Unnderstand journalism career pathways Write and structure journalism articles Course Fast Facts: Easy to follow and understand Only 5 to 10 hours of study is required Unlimited, lifetime access to online course Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time Download printer friendly course content Certificate of completion will be provided at completion How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you with your URL login address and your password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online material, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. The course is easy to follow and understand. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email. Other Journalism Courses A career in journalism is both rewarding and exciting – if you’d like to pursue this career, one of the journalism courses available through Courses For Success can get you there!

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Requisiti: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Minimum age Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer...


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Section One: What is Journalism

  • Preamble
  • The Framework of the Course
  • Explaining Events
  • Issues and Current Events
  • Movers and Shakers
  • Freedom of the Press
  • The People’s Right to Know
  • Fashions and Trends
  • Parts of a Newspaper

Section two: Composition and developing style

  • Overview of Writing
  • Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy
  • Ability to Write Well
  • Inverted or Reverse Pyramid
  • Newspapers from Top to Bottom
  • Journalism activity
  • Headlines
  • Deck
  • Journalism activity
  • Bylines and Datelines
  • Jumplines
  • Reports
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Active Voice
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Overall Style
  • Short Sentences
  • Sharp Ledes
  • Writing Ledes
  • Journalism Activity
  • Body: Exposition
  • First and Second References
  • Sources
  • Direct Quotes
  • Expletives Deleted
  • Indirect Quotes
  • Journalism Activity
  • Conclusion of your report
  • Graphics
  • Photojournalism

Section Three: Honing Your Skills

  • Honing Your Skills
  • Originality
  • Objectivity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Being Fair, Balanced
  • The Art of Engagement
  • Verification
  • Australian English Usgae
  • Journalism Activity
  • The Five W’s
  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Why?
  • How?
  • Journalism Activity
  • More on Objectivity
  • What is a Fact?
  • Separating Fact from Fiction
  • What is Newsworthy?
  • Timeliness
  • Conflict
  • Impact of Actions or Decisions
  • The Unusual, Odd and Remarkable
  • Leaders
  • Covering an Event
  • Developing Sources
  • Maintaining Integrity

Section Four: Careers in Journalism

  • Open Field
  • Determine a Career Path Early
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Local/Regional
  • Investigative
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Columnist
  • Feature Writer
  • Sports
  • Freelancer, Stringer
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Creating Your Online Voice
  • Creating a Sense of Community
  • Core Values and Ethics
  • Professional Values