Introduction to Journalism


Introduction to Journalism with Vanessa Conneely

In this course I will introduce you to the skills of news-gatheringwriting and editing a piece of work of your own. After our ten weeks together, I hope you will be confident enough to recognize and write an interesting story idea as well as pitch and send it to an editor. We’ll also discuss the current state of global media and how the industry is changing because of the rise of social media as well as citizen journalism.


Skill Level: Beginner Specialization. No prior experience required
Next Commencement Date: January
Day & Time: every Monday & Thursday between 5:30-8PM
Duration: 10 Lessons
Fee: 290eu

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Course Description

Course Content

Introduction to Journalism is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 who wants to get a feel for being a journalist. Weekly assignments will allow you to use the motivation needed to get started and figure out which area of the industry you’d like to get involved in.

Topics include:

  • The Interview Technique
  • Writing a News article
  • National vs International News
  • The Role of the News Editor
  • Writing for TV and Radio vs Writing for Print/ Online
  • Journalism vs Public Relations
  • Photo-Journalism
  • Social Media and Citizen Journalism
  • What Can and Can’t be Said: The Basics

For a detailed overview of the course you may download the full course syllabus.

Meet the Tutor

Vanessa Conneely - Tutor Profile | AK Malta

Vanessa Conneely – Tutor Profile | AK Malta

Vanessa Conneely
International Journalist, Producer and Documentary-maker

Vanessa, is a journalist, presenter, producer and documentary-maker with more than 20 years experience. During this time she has presented her own TV show, produced countless number of international news bulletins as well as reported on both national and international events. She’s worked in France, Canada, Australia, Qatar and Turkey for such news organisations as AljazeeraCBC, Irish Times and TRT World. She’s also presented and produced a one-hour documentary called ‘Made in Turkey’.

You may follow Vanessa on: Twitter | LinkedIN | Youtube

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