All you need to know to become a freelance journalist or staffer and get paid for what you write
So, you want to be a journalist? But you've never known where to start...
Perhaps you thought you needed to go to college or university and spend thousands on a degree first...
Fact is, whoever you are and whatever life and career stage you're at, this complete guide will equip you with all the skills needed to become a proper journalist.
And you'll learn how to earn a living writing great journalism too.
How to be a Journalist - The Complete Guide is written and presented by Tony Bosworth, an experienced international editor and journalist across newspapers, magazines and online. Tony's written for some of the world's best daily newspapers, including the Guardian, Times, Financial Times and Independent.
He's launched or relaunched 15 magazines and websites. He's had his own weekly radio spot on London's LBC, and he's appeared on TV too.
But Tony is also an educator who's trained hundreds of beginner journalists in practical journalism and media law at colleges and universities across the UK and Australia.
"So I know what editors are looking for," says Tony. "Either freelance writing or full-time."
"They are not looking for people with college and university degrees, believe me. Quite simply, editors want good, well written stories. They want people who can sit down and pull a good news story together. They want people who can craft a compelling feature. They want writers who can interview. And they want writers who know and understand media law too."
"You will learn all these crucial skills, and more through my course. And at the end of the course you will be able to confidently go out and pitch real stories to editors, and they will listen because they know you can write."
Tony Bosworth is an editor and journalist so he knows what editors are looking for and through this course he shares all his experiences, knowledge, and even tricks of the trade, so you learn all the skills you need to be successful.
Whether you're young, old, experienced or inexperienced - this enjoyable practical course will help turn you into a real journalist.
Video lectures, assignments and quizzes keep you interested, motivated and learning quickly.
Through the Udemy Discussion boards, you'll also be able to ask me questions anytime.
Here's what the course covers:
Sign up for my course and you will soon be on your way to becoming a real journalist.
Who this course is for:
This course is for anyone who wants to be a journalist
The course is also an excellent refresher for all journalists
What you'll learn:
write news and feature articles and get them published
work as a freelancer or apply for jobs with leading media organisations
You need a computer - either Mac or PC - and bring your own passion...
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