Feature writing & pitching – 1 May 2019 (Glasgow)

Print journalism is said to be a dying industry and has been counted out repeatedly over the years. But it remains the main medium in which the world is examined in depth and where people are able to understand the context of events and not just hear the facts.

Feature writing is the art form of print journalism, using story telling and the techniques of fiction to reach people both emotionally and intellectually. So if you’re interested in great writing and interested in people, this one day course is for you. 

Given by a prize winning tutor who has won awards for feature writing, medical journalism, comment and travel writing and also been shortlisted for prestigious fiction awards, it looks at the core skills of writing, research, ideas, and interviewing. You will also learn how to navigate the difficult world of selling your ideas and how to pitch to editors.

Course costs £95 for NUJ members which includes a sandwich lunch and all materials.  To book, contact joanm@nuj.org.uk

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES

Need to update your skills or learn a new one?  All full day courses run from 10am-5pm, at a rate of £95 per person for NUJ members and include materials and sandwich lunch.   The half day members rate is £45 course only.  Non-members day rate:  £120 per person or £60 half day rate.

Tuesday, 12 March               Filming & editing for iDevices
Tuesday, 19 March               Facebook Introduction
                                             (½ day session 10am-1pm)
                                             Facebook – Advanced Topics
                                             (½ day course 2pm-5pm)
Thursday, 28 March             Television News Production
Thursday, 4 April                  Scriptwriting
Tuesday, 9 April                   Feature Writing
Friday, 12 April                    PR & Media Awareness
Wednesday, 17 April           Advanced Social Media
Tuesday, 23 April                Audio Recording & editing
Friday, 24 May                     Travel Writing
View course outlines here

If you wish to book a place, please contact joanm@nuj.org.uk

FEATURE WRITING AND PITCHING – 21 JUNE 2016 – GLASGOW

We still have places available on our Feature Writing & Pitching course running in Glasgow next week.  This course is for anyone who would benefit from understanding the principles and actions behind successful features. It covers writing with style for professional publications and includes sessions on building a story, structure, interviewing and pitching. Every aspect of writing outstanding features will be covered, from understanding your audience, publication and subject, to research, writing and interview skills.

Programme

  • Building a Feature:
  • Finding ideas and making them work
  • Structure:
  • Thinking in advance about how to shape your material
  • Interviewing:
  • Being in control of the interviewing situation
  • Pitching:
  • How to present ideas and follow them up

Course costs £95 for NUJ members and places can be booked by contacting joanm@nuj.org.uk.