The specialism focuses upon the basic skills needed to produce a news story: being able to spot what is a news story, who you would contact for a news story, and what makes up the essential parts of a news story.
The tools you will be equipped with in this specialism allow you to enter the world of news gathering. Journalists undergo training to develop what we call a ‘news sense’ and to hone their skills at creating stories. This specialism will focus on print and digital news journalism.
Once equipped with news writing skills, you will have the tools to be able to identify and potentially produce:
There are applied elements to the course where you will be asked to undertake news gathering tasks to help put your newfound skills into practice.