Our online freelance journalism course trains you to write compelling news and articles for both print and online publications on a range of topics.
This course is an ideal place for beginners to start. It covers all of the journalism basics, and teaches you to work as a professional freelance journalist.
Our graduates get articles published most days. Many of them have gone on to become successful freelancers, and make a good living from writing.
Freelance journalism is a great opportunity to turn a pastime or interest into a lucrative part-time job or full-time career.
Multimedia and print publications worldwide have a constant need for original, interesting and topical content. Many rely on freelancers to deliver that content.
Our freelance journalism course will show you how to develop saleable ideas, identify suitable markets and approach assigning editors.
With the right training, you could become a regular contributor of:
Our comprehensive online freelance journalism course will teach you how to:
You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.
We have an excellent track record in helping our freelance journalism learners set up as successful freelancers and find regular work. See some examples on our own website.
The duration of this course is flexible. You fit your studies around your lifestyle, and learn at a pace you're completely comfortable with.
Lesson 01: Introduction to freelance journalism
Lesson 02: Copy presentation and terminology
Lesson 03: Notebook discipline and record keeping
Lesson 04: Contacts book
Lesson 05: Sources and output
Lesson 06: Using a style guide
Lesson 07: Who publishes what
Lesson 09: Newswriting techniques
Lesson 10: Independent Press Standards Organisation: regulatory code
Lesson 11: Feature writing
Lesson 12: Press releases, reports and handouts
Lesson 13: Events, meetings and press conferences
Lesson 14: Media law basics
Lesson 15: Selling your work
When you graduate, you will receive the ABC awards certificate of achievment, and the accredited CMP diploma in Freelance journalism. Both qualifications are industry recognised, and prove you are a certified freelance journalist.
No experience or previous qualifications are required for this course. It is available to people of all ages and abilities. The only thing we ask is that you have basic written English skills.
Nationally recognised qualification
Variable - to suit the learner
No time limit
£244.50. You can pay online by credit/debit card, or via paypal
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