taster course

taster class

On this day we held the first meeting of the free UCS journalism taster course, advertised through Twitter, MyUCS, the School of Arts & Humanities alumni list, and the East Anglian Daily Times careers section.

The four sessions were:

  • January 24: News reporting and writing. Breaking news report exercise. Skills for reporting and writing. News sources. Press releases. Why we do news.
  • January 31: News production. Headline exercise. Grammar of headlines. Writing for skimming. Ethics exercise.
  • February 7: New media. News ranking exercise. News values. Experiments in new media. Alternative newswriting.
  • February 14: News analysis. Interviewing and icebreaking.
    Twitter and setting up @PeopleofIpswich. Special Valentine’s Day case showing how media reproduces social structure.

Thanks to all the participants! It was great to meet you and we hope to see you at future events.