Digital journalism: a taster

Course Dates: 26/02/22 - 27/02/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
An introductory workshop to writing journalism for digital outlets.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00

Course Code: HJ096

Sat-Sun, day, 26 Feb - 27 Feb '22

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

Digital journalism is flourishing, but what opportunities are there for writers and how does writing for an online outlet differ from print? This introductory course provides a great foundation, covering the market, different article formats, pitching and basic headlines and sells. Suitable for all.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Differences between print and online media
- Writing and pitching news and features
- Social media essentials
- Opportunities for writers in digital.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Write a news story and feature for online
- Pitch ideas to suitable publications
- Produce copy for social media and gain followers
- Explore different opportunities for using your digital skills, from blogging to producing multimedia content for a brand.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course for anyone interested in learning the basics of digital journalism from writing for online publications to producing content for social media.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through a mix of pair work, group work, tutor instruction, writing exercises and reading exercises.

City Lit Writing endeavours to create a safe and welcoming space for all and we strongly support the use of content notes in our classes. This means that learners are encouraged to make their tutor and classmates aware in advance if any writing they wish to share contains material that may be deemed sensitive. If you are unsure about what might constitute sensitive content, please ask your tutor for further clarification and read our expectations for participating in writing courses at City Lit.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may want to consider our intermediate course on digital journalism, 'Digital journalism: next steps'.

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman is Features Editor of Country Living. She has also worked at Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail, editing and writing features for print and online. Her work ranges from profile interviews to pieces on food trends. She read Philosophy & Theology at Oxford University and has a PGDip in Magazine Journalism from City University.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.