In a Nutshell: Do your writing muscles need a good workout?
Like any exercise, writing requires a good understanding of the basics; how to construct sentences, paragraphs, and build articles in order to tell compelling stories.
Review the basics and ensure you produce excellent clean copy every time!
Who should attend: This course is a Core (basic) level course, but will benefit any journalists who needs a refresher on the basics of writing. Although created for news journalists, this course is also suitable for magazine feature writers and sub-editors.
Delegates will learn: Adapting your style for different purposes, from hard news to opinion pieces; Structuring a story with tight story lines and great flow; Deciding what information to collect; Identifying and interviewing sources; Taking notes during interviews and press conferences; Composing gripping openers; Writing narratives to keep audience attention; Ending on a high note; Including additional information and graphical elements; Meeting your deadlines and when to stop writing; Rewriting and proofing your own work; Repurposing copy for digital platforms and hyperlinking; and, Giving each story greater reach through social media.
Date: 20 February 2018 to 22 February 2018 Time: 08:45 - 16:00 Venue: IAJ Offices, Johannesburg