News Writing: Journalism 101

News Writing: Journalism 101


Learn how to strengthen your written words and know how to provide compelling articles on real-life situations with this course on News Writing Fundamentals – Journalism 101. It takes an exceptional writer to be able to present the facts and details about an incident, whether the medium is printed press or ongoing blogs. You can master this skill and take your penmanship, typing, and creativity to another level. 

This introduction to Journalism emphasises the importance of writers to people worldwide and their perception of current events. You will be shown how to adopt an essential English writing style, craft an eye-catching headline, write powerful intros, use quotations effectively, maintain a structure, and reach a conclusion. The ability to hold a reader’s interest and thoughts will soon be within your range of capabilities.      

Whether you are a journalist in training and want some extra pointers or an active writer, this can significantly boost your skills.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised CPD accredited certification. You can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at the cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring professional or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge.

The News Writing: Journalism 101 is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
Course Introduction 00:01:00
What Is News? 00:03:00
Section 02: Essential English
Essential English: Be Positive 00:02:00
Essential English: Be Active 00:02:00
Essential English: Short And Sweet Sentences 00:02:00
Essential English: Avoid Repetition, Jargon and Clichés 00:03:00
Section 03: Writing Headlines
The Purpose of a Headline 00:03:00
Headline Fundamentals 00:03:00
Section 04: Writing Intros
The Importance of the Intro 00:02:00
Intro Writing Fundamentals 00:03:00
A Guide to Writing Better Intros 00:02:00
Section 05: Using Quotations
Quoting Within News Writing 00:03:00
Quoting Fundamentals 00:03:00
Section 06: Structure
The Structure of a News Story 00:03:00
Structure Fundamentals: The Five Ws 00:02:00
Section 07: Conclusion
Course Project 00:01:00
Course Conclusion 00:01:00
Resource 00:00:00
Assignment – News Writing: Journalism 101 00:00:00

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