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Journalism fundamentals

Join this learning pathway to kickstart your journalism career and cement the basic knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in the industry and climb the ladder of success.

Presenting Story Ideas

Pitching story ideas is a core skill for any journalist or content producer. You (and your story idea) only get one chance at a first impression, so make sure it counts! Join award-winning journalist, Paula Fray, and learn how to write captivating pitches that your editors won’t be able to resist.

4 weeks online eLearning / 2 days training facilitated online or in person

Research for Journalists

For individual reporters, research skills are the difference between a successful career and good reputation. Ensure your career and reputation are secure through fraycollege’s Research for Journalists. Join award-winning journalist Paula Fray as she shows you the tools you need to conduct research like a media pro and help you to ensure you’re trading in fact and not fiction. 

4 weeks online eLearning

Mastering the Press Code

The South African Press Code is an industry-accepted guideline for solid, ethical reporting grounded in the highest journalistic standards. Join fraycollege in Mastering the Press Code, to ensure your reporting is in line with industry best practice. 

4-6 weeks online eLearning / 1-2 days training facilitated online or in person

Writing for Journalists

Are you an experienced writer looking to refresh your basic journalism techniques? Are you a young journalist looking to hone your skills and further your career? Or have you always wanted to put pen to paper but been intimidated by the thought of writing professionally? Regardless of your experience level, our fraycollege Writing for Journalists course is for you!

5 weeks online eLearning / 2 days training facilitated online or in person

Social Media for Journalists

The digital landscape is constantly changing; if you don’t keep up, you will be left behind. This course draws on the latest digital developments and online trends globally, ensuring you gain, not only the skills to participate in the conversation, but the practical tools to thrive as a master storyteller across various online platforms. 

6 weeks online eLearning / 2 days training facilitated online or in person



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