The Journalism Masterclass Series* with Multiple Journalists

€250.00

Starts: Tues 19 Sept 2017 
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 8 Weeks

Cost: €250/€230 Members 

To be a truly effective journalist you must hone each of a variety of skills into an art form. This comes with both practice and experience as well as the ability to build strong relationships with publications and other freelancers. Incorporating a diverse range of topics from the art of the interview to the future of media, as well as how to take advantage of new emerging platforms, this course offers attendees an exclusive opportunity to engage with those who do it best. Join Madeleine KeaneSue Leonard, Henry McDonald and others on an eight-week journey into the fascinating world of journalism. These sessions are all seminar based and will be relaxed, informal and fully interactive with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and get advice. 

The Art of Interviewing with SUE LEONARD
TUES 3 OCT • 6.30PM – 8.30PM 
Whether you write profiles of the famous or general lifestyle pieces, interviewing is a vital skill for a journalist. You will discuss the stages involved; setting it up, researching, avoiding the pitfalls, and writing it up afterwards.

How to Access Ideas with SUE LEONARD
TUES 10 OCT • 6.30PM – 8.30PM .
Good, original ideas are essential for a freelance journalist, and ideas come from everywhere.  You will discuss how to spot a good idea; how to develop it, and how to pitch it to the appropriate publication. 
Travel Writing with MADELEINE KEANE
TUES 17 OCT • 6.30PM – 8.30PM 
In this session Madeleine will explore the different types of travel writing, how to identify your market and how to pitch to editors. The technical aspects of the craft will be examined - from research and fact-checking to composing compelling narratives. The session will also delve into the digital world of online media and blogging.

Arts Reviews and Features with MADELEINE KEANE
TUES 24 OCT • 6.30PM – 8.30PM .
From reviews and critiques, through arts-related features, literary editor Madeleine Keane will teach participants how to source ideas, place stories and target your audience. Tips and techniques on research, fact-checking and generating crisp, vivid prose will form part of the session.

 

 

 

Madeleine Keane is Literary Editor of the Sunday Independent and has been writing about travel for 30 years. She also lectures on travel writing at UCD.

 

Sue Leonard is a full-time feature writer who has written widely for the national press. She currently writes the ‘Beginners Pluck’ column for the Irish Examiner. She is also a number one bestselling ghostwriter.

Henry McDonald is the author of the critically acclaimed NI Troubles-childhood memoir Colours. He will bring his 25+ years experience of non-fiction writing (including 7 books) and journalism to give industry and publishing advice. Henry is the Ireland Correspondent for The Guardian & The Observer, and has written for a range of publications such as The Spectator and GQ Magazine.  www.theguardian.com/profile/henrymcdonald

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