Love them or hate them, you have to admire a good tabloid story for drawing you in.
This course follows the entire tabloid news process from generating story ideas, researching the story, gathering information, interviewing and, finally writing the story. It also includes practical training on how to use Twitter as a powerful tabloid journalism tool.
Master the tricks of the tabloid trade.
At this practical course, you will learn how to: Write in a crisp, simple tabloid-style; Combine picture and other elements for humorous effect; Caption images; Generate great story ideas; Find tabloid angles in news stories; Make the story relevant to your readers; Put a human face to your copy; Get facts for your story when no-one's talking; Interview sources; Use Twitter as a resource to find stories and sources, and to search for information; and, Be an ethical tabloid journo. ________________________________________ About your expert trainer:
Raymond Joseph helped set up the Daily Voice in Cape Town. He has run the news desk at several daily and weekend national and regional newspapers around South Africa, including the Sunday Times, the Saturday Star, the Weekend Argus and the Cape Argus. He also works extensively as a consultant in South and Southern Africa, specialising in restructuring newsdesks and newsrooms, and beefing up the content of publications.
What past Reporting and Writing for Tabloid participants have said about Ray: "He is a legend! Works well with people, he is professional, has patience with people- he has sense of humour" "Full of knowledge and practical advice. I like the way he presents the course "Very clued up and patient person" "Ray is one of the best facilitators and would not mind to have him again as facilitator" ________________________________________
Who should attend: This course is aimed at journalists working - or hoping to work - for a tabloid newspaper or tabloid-style magazine. ________________________________________
Date: 05 March 2013 to 07 March 2013 Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Location: TBC, Cape Town More info: TBC
Contact: Maki Mathe Company name: Institute for the Advancement of Journalism Telephone number: +27 11 482 4990 Email address
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