Master Good Storytelling Journalism
What you'll learn
- Master good storytelling as the key to journalism success
- Master the secrets to success in journalism
- Gain a creative edge in journalism
- Give yourself an edge in getting paid
- Over 30 lessons and close to 2 hours of content
- Pen and writing pad
- PC or laptop to work through the course
- Keenness to learn the key skills of successful journalism
Mastering good storytelling could well prove to be your key to success as a professional journalist – whether you are a freelancer or a staff reporter, or just starting out. This course delves into the secrets of winning over your readers and building a good relationship with the editor you sell your story to, or you work with if you already have a job in journalism. As an award-winning reporter and editor with decades of experience, I have found that the skills taught here provide an edge in the competitive world of journalism.
In today’s face-paced world, your stories have to grab both the reader and your editor. The skills taught in this course – if practiced properly – will set you above many of your competitors. And what this could mean is winning more success as a freelancer and keeping your editor happy if you already have a staff job.
Mastery of good storytelling – both the reporting and writing skills – will make your journey as a journalist more fulfilling. But it could also help where it matters – in getting paid and obtaining a job as a reporter. Editors like to work with journalists who submit engaging and professional work. Good storytelling could be your key to success in your journalism career. If you have been struggling to get going in journalism, this could prove the kickstart you need.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners and Intermediate
- New freelancers and Intermediate
- Those keen to sell their stories or get a full-time job
- Those keen to break into journalism
- Staff journalists who wish to improve their work
Over the two decades, I have trained journalists and people completely new to reporting in how to pursue great journalism. My training draws on four decades of reporting, including interviews with the Dalai Lama, being bombed in Afghanistan, hanging out with guerrillas in northern Iraq, covering hill tribes in Thailand, having run-ins with the Mafia, covering threats to the environment, and chasing entrepreneurs for business stories. I’ve worked on both sides of the desk – as a reporter and as an editor – as well as managed news agencies. I am passionate about great storytelling and investigative reporting.