Free Online Taster - Introduction to News Writing

Ref: C3530442

Enhance your understanding of news and how to write a news story or media release in this taster workshop. In this practical session we will look at where news come from, examine the ingredients of a news story and you will start writing your own. You will need use of a computer and be able to download and use free video conferencing software in order to participate in this course.

Additional information about this course

This course is a free taster delivered by Zoom (teleconference), students will need to have internet access with audio and preferably camera. Students will need to enrol by telephone 0300 303 3464 for the link to join the session and download free version of Zoom

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to news and news writing as a taster to a longer WEA course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise what makes a news story
  • Understand the ingredients needed for a news story
  • Start to write a news story

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • As this is an online course, you will need use of a computer and be able to download and use free video conferencing software in order to participate in this course. Participants will also need pen and paper.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Free Online Taster - Introduction to News Writing

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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