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Magazines and Mobile Journalism

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
2 hours
Nottingham
Next available date: Contact for dates - Nottingham

Course description

Magazines and Mobile Journalism:

Write features that stand out from the crowd, and be a reporter, photographer and editor for a week!

Week 1 – Magazine Journalism

In this week you will learn how to research and write magazine features.

You will study magazine lay-out and format so that you can effectively use pictures, colours and headlines.

You will gain an appreciation of the different styles of writing that editors are looking for, learn how to interview effectively and write in different styles for different markets.

At the end of the week you should have a basic understanding of the magazine industry in the UK and be able to demonstrate practical skills relevant to magazine journalism.

You should be able to plan, design and execute research in a range of areas that demonstrates basic knowledge of magazine journalism.

Week 2 – Mobile Journalism

In this week you will learn how reporters are using current technology to create work that is distributed instantaneously and has a lifespan that is longer than print or TV.

Phones and tablets are reaching out to worldwide audiences at the touch of a button and inviting people to interact.

You will undertake projects that reflect your time in Nottingham, getting your work online for everyone to see and create stories that are not just impactful but also show editorial control and reflect balance, fairness and quality in your work.

You will explore how to find, evaluate and manage information and sources of information and learn how to combine text and images in cohesive, eye-catching ways, create reports that can be added to your portfolio.

At the end of the week you will have a basic understanding of mobile journalism techniques, a basic understanding of the different writing styles for mobile technology and will have studied online lay-outs and formats.

This course is part of the NTU Global Summer School, which attracts undergraduate students from around the world who are looking for extra credit.

However, attending for credit is optional.

The course is open to learners of all ages and all backgrounds, from home and abroad, so book your place today.

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