Discover the variety and diversity that comes with being a freelance journalist Our course will teach you how to come up with ideas that sell. You\'ll receive professional guidance from an experienced tutor, on making money from articles, features and news items. You\'ll also learn tips on approaching editors, presenting your articles and how to source work. We also teach you about reporting, interviews, features, writing for radio and multimedia, and much more! So, get started today and acquire the skills and knowledge that could set you off on a new and exciting career!


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. The basics - markets, beginning, body, ending and presentation
  2. What is news?
  3. Working as a freelance journalist
  4. Finding a market
  5. Reporting the news
  6. Structuring news articles
  7. Article writing - features
  8. Article writing - interviews
  9. Selling your work
  10. Writing for radio and multimedia
  11. Writing for television
  12. Biography and autobiography
  13. Writing for children
  14. Bringing it all together
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Deciding where and when to write and discover what makes a good journalist, including how to spot some of the most common problems of style and how to address them effectively.
  • Develop a strong news sense and recognise what makes a good story. Explore the practical process of news gathering, making contacts and identifying and following story leads. We look at opportunities for freelance contributions in the field of sports journalism.
  • Develop a professional attitude and build relationships between yourself, editors and publishers.
  • Explore the best start-up markets for new writers and learn how to research the markets needs. You also learn about market research and the importance of knowing your market.
  • Learn how news articles are structured, practise writing news reports and consider key ethical issues that face journalists.