Practical Journalism 2

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Practical Journalism 2

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory level journalism study (JO4001 or equivalent).

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module aims to build on the basic writing and journalism skills acquired in Practical
    Journalism 1 and to develop and hone those skills.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? How to spot the feature in the news story and research and develop it to
    its maximum potential
    ? From business to sport - developing the skills and techniques of the
    successful specialist reporter
    ? The secrets of the successful review and how to write your own
    ? From Facebook to Twitter ? using social media in your features and news
    ? Introduction to InDesign and page design principles
    ? Developing InDesign skills
    ? Editing your own and others? copy
    ? Making news judgements ? rival news desks in the workshop

    Spring Semester:
    ? Blogging basics ? the angle, the audience, the content, pulling in punters
    and getting connected
    ? Writing interesting, accurate and legally safe court reports
    ? Common mistakes in news story development
    ? News story development and writing

    Teaching: Weekly 1 hour lectures and 2 hour workshops

    ? A portfolio of journalism that includes timed exercises produced in-class
    STUDY OPTION 2: Portfolio
    STUDY OPTION 3: Portfolio

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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