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Effective Newswriting Skills

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Event Date
1st Oct 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Price
£485.00 + VAT
Members Price
£375.00 + VAT

Steve Knight


This course is aimed at people who already have some writing experience but would like to sharpen their newswriting style to make even more impact with their internal communications.


This course will help you develop your own, personal style, looking at the differences between writing news, features and people stories both for printed and electronic publications. It examines the difficult first paragraph and discusses targeting specific audiences. Finding stories and interview techniques are also discussed.


  • To explain how to grab the reader's or listener's attention
  • To help you improve the impact of your words
  • To help you refine your outline structure
  • To sharpen your individual style
  • To help you deal competently with technical information.
Knowing your audience; appropriate language and style; news writing; feature writing; sources of news and information; interviewing techniques; starting a story and more.
Delegate feedback

'Steve was an excellent trainer! I really enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot. I certainly feel a lot more confident in my writing'
'The course has really opened my eyes to the techniques of communicating more effectively and I'm excited to start using this in my workplace'
'Overall, this was one of the best courses I've been on. The trainer explained things really well and had an excellent way of simplifying things that people often over-complicate'
'I LOVED the course. Steve was absolutely brilliant and was so conscious to adapt as needed to any special requests. His words of wisdom and approach have already had a huge impact on my work so massive thanks!'
"Steve is very knowledgeable in this subject area which helped to make the content of use back in the workplace."

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