Freelance Journalism Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Freelance Journalism




Total 20 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Self Management and Freelancing

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Columbia College Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

This course provides artists of all disciplines with the fundamentals for self-sustaining careers in the arts, entertainment and media. The class equips students with an understanding of the matrix of skills, promotional vehicles, and revenue streams in the arts industries as well as fundamentals of career development and business acumen.

freelance journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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The course is designed to equip those interested in freelance journalism with some of the skills and know-how required to enter this area of the media. The focus will be on news, features, interviews and research relating to the print media. The course will include analysing material from current publications and generating your own copy.

What topics will we cover?

- where to find news stories
- what to include and exclude in news reports
- news introductions
- short news reports
- writing a news report to length
- finding facts
- where to find quotes
- who to quote
- roles and responsibilities within newspaper organisations
- feature introductions
- how to structure a feature
- interviewing skills
- vox pops
- journalism law.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- write a news introduction
- write a feature introduction
- write to length
- understand the differences between news and features.

Freelance Writing and Selling

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: WPx, Rutgers Writing Program Extension
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Brunswick, United States
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(5 Hours Online) Five one-hour, one-on-one, online sessions. This online course is for writers interested in seeing their work published in print or online media. In this class, students learn how to evaluate their writing strengths, identify possible specialty areas, and recognize, shape and professionally present their article ideas for sale or publication. The class can cover any writing form of interest to the student; e.g., news, features, profiles, humor, personal essay, travel, and many more.

Freelance Writing

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City University London
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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•To understand the need and requirements for writing to a professional standard.
•To plan and formulate ideas for writing a broad range of articles.
•To create and understand the skills required in creating an interest in writing techniques.
•To produce a range of finished articles for potential publication.
•To generate ideas and to communicate ideas clearly to a given audience.
•To write clearly and in a comprehensive range of situations.
•To communicate more effectively with colleagues or clients use writing skills to impress in other areas.
•To get messages across succinctly.

Freelance Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Harvard Extension School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Boston, United States
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This course teaches students the skills required for successful freelance writing, including making an effective pitch, planning a compelling story, and developing a good working relationship with an editor. We review the basics—interviewing, gathering information, drafting, and revising—as we discuss freelancing for newspapers, magazines, professional publications, and websites. Guest speakers include several successful freelance journalists and editors. The course requires several written assignments, which are designed to prepare students to submit stories for publication.

Freelancing in Print and Online

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Do you have a desire to see your name in print or onscreen? Get the byline you’ve always wanted in this crash course that maps the way. Discover how to translate professional and personal interests into publishable concepts and ideas. Identify appropriate markets and formulate effective pitches. Learn to recognize industry terms and pitfalls that often fluster first-timers. Explore the gamut of writing genres, from music review to personal essay to parody. Complete the course with at least one polished piece and a step-by-step plan to get it into print. Please bring any drafts, ideas, or pipe dreams to the first class.

News Reporting and Writing

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Westchester Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Valhalla, White Plains, Yonkers, United States
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An introduction to reporting and writing news for all media, including defining what is newsworthy. This is the first of two foundational courses for the journalism program. Students will develop a mastery of the basic elements of newsgathering, interviewing, and storytelling skills that conform to standards of clarity, accuracy, and fairness. An emphasis is placed on gaining practical experience through reporting on campus and community events. The course includes an immersion in grammar, spelling, and punctuation (GSP). Students must receive a passing grade on the GSP test in order to continue in upper level journalism courses.

Newswriting and Reporting

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: San Diego City College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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This course serves as preparation for the major for students preparing to transfer and is also intended to serve as an elective for students interested in learning to write for newspapers and other publications. The course is an introduction to evaluating, gathering, and writing news in accepted journalistic style under newsroom conditions. Topics include the role of the reporter and the legal and ethical issues related to reporting. Students have writing and reporting experiences, including personal interviews, speech, meeting and other event coverage, deadline writing, and use of AP style

Freelance Journalism

Course Format: Blended
School/Trainer: Open Study College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Birmingham, United Kingdom
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This is the NCFE Level 3 Freelance Journalism course.

Gain or improve your skills in journalistic writing and marketing your copy to a range of printed media.
Develop the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard journalistic articles and to know how to market them.
Examine and practice the four main questions of journalism:
What do I write?
How do I write?
Which techniques do I use?
Where do I submit my work?
And specifically examine: Content, Style, Techniques and Marketing

News Writing

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Waiariki Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Rotorua, Taupo, Tokoroa, Whakatane, New Zealand

Students will learn how to identify, gather and process news for publication or broadcast. NZQA unit standard 23106 is covered by this course in conjunction with JOUR.5012. NZQA unit standard 23111 is covered by this course in conjunction with JOUR.5014

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The Sheffield College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sheffield, United Kingdom

Please click on the training course title to find contact information and links to The Sheffield College's website.

Foundation Degree Digital Media Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Hull College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Foundation Degree Digital Media Journalism training courses and programs are available at Hull College, or it can provide customized training on your request. Please visit the official website of Hull College or call for details.

Emerging Journalism and New Media

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Wilfrid Laurier University - Laurier Brantford
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brantford, Canada
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Emerging Journalism and New Media - working for traditional media corporations working on news web sites, Internet service providers and web design companies, freelance journalism, content provider positions within communications departments of corporations and public institutions, working for telecommunications companies researching new ways of using communications technology (e.g. blogging), entrepreneurship, social advocacy for non-profits seeking to raise public awareness, politics.

Freelance Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: CPCC Corporate and Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Charlotte, United States
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Freelance feature writing is a staple of magazines, alternative weeklies and daily newspapers. Whether you’re interested in entertainment, sports, travel, business, or profiles, this course offers a primer in the fundamental skills of interviewing, reporting, writing, and editing - all of which go into creating the thoughtful, vibrant and well-constructed feature stories editors want. We suggest participants already have basic writing skills

Writing for Publication

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Macomb Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Detroit, United States

Take your writing to the next level. Participants will write bios, learn to follow submission guidelines
and submit writing for publication to local newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Suitable for
writers of all genres and levels.

Writing for Online Magazines & Journals

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Macomb Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Detroit, United States

Make money from your writing! Learn how to write a winning query letter and what editors look for in
online submissions. Discover the many resources for finding submission guidelines as well as open
calls for submission and find new markets for your work.

Freelance Journalism (Master Degree)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Southern California
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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As technology continues to push the boundaries of journalism, USC Annenberg offers unique 9-month master’s degree programs in Specialized Journalism and Specialized Journalism (The Arts). These highly customized degree programs are primarily designed for experienced journalists and gifted amateurs; the arts program welcomes practicing artists and recent graduates of arts academies and conservatories.

Freelance Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Harvard Extension School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Cambridge, United States
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This course teaches students the skills required for successful freelance writing, including making an effective pitch, planning a compelling story, and developing a good working relationship with an editor. We review the basics—interviewing, gathering information, drafting, and revising—as we discuss freelancing for newspapers, magazines, professional publications, and websites. We also discuss freelancing for radio and podcasts. Guest speakers include several successful freelance journalists. The course requires three written assignments, which are designed to prepare students to submit stories for publication. Prerequisites: an introductory journalism course, some journalism experience, or permission of the instructor

Introduction to Freelance Journalism

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: The University of Chicago - Graham School of General Studies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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With both newer online markets and traditional print ones increasingly looking to freelancers to provide content, now is a good time to learn the essentials of freelance journalism. Students will learn how to write, pitch, and sell stories to traditional newspapers and magazines as well as to the ever-expanding online market where many writers are now showcasing their work. Previous attendees have gone on to have stories published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, and a variety of other print and online venues.

Freelance Journalisms Workshop

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Journalism Travel Tourism and Hotel Management
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Hyderabad, INDIA

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