Online Journalism Courses
Our online journalism courses have been developed by experienced journalists, who have contributed their professional expertise, to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
Becoming a journalist is easier than getting work as a journalist and so many people begin their journalism career freelance. The advantages of starting as a freelance journalist is that whether editors buy your news articles or not, will often depend more on the content and readability of your work, than whether you have a journalism degree or other qualification.
Your talented skills, which enable you to produce concise, interesting and relevant pieces of journalistic work, are your most important marketable commodity. Unfortunately, many people get put off their dream of becoming a journalist, because they mistakenly believe they need a degree to get into the industry.
Our journalism courses are designed to help empower you to succeed, by adding the right journalistic writing skills to your determination, natural talent, perseverance, adaptability and the other attributes you will need to thrive in a highly competitive industry.
Here is a selection of the courses we have to offer:
- Biographical Writing
- Editing 1
- Efficient Writing
- Freelance Writing 1
- Journalism Practice 1
- Publishing 1
- Technical Writing
Learn online via distance learning: With mentor/tutor support throughout, our online professional journalism courses studied by distance learning, are applicable anywhere in the World. Whether you want to start off as a freelance journalist, or prepare for a journalism degree, we have a course to help you achieve your goals.
Get a journalism course qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as "recognised" on the Ofqual Register.
Increase your chances of getting noticed. Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so. So, begin your journey as a professional writer with ADL.
Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to enhance and improve journalism skills by learning something new to add to them. For example, you may like to add the ability to write biographically or move from journalism into editing. We bring different types of journalistic skills together with courses that gel with each other.
Learn about journalism: Investigate whether journalism is the career your really want to go into, by taking a short course with us. If you enjoy it, you can take further courses, or an extended course such as our Diploma in Journalism and have your first course counted towards your final qualification.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
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A biography is neither a diary nor a journal. It's more than a collection of ‘she did this’ and ‘he did that’. Although biographies are writing about life, it's more useful to think of them as a collection of writings about life events.
The course covers: the nature and scope of editing, the role and responsibility of the editor in publishing, working with authors and publishers, the editing process and skills required, copyright and other legal concerns, indexing and referencing, varying the approach according to the kind of book, etc.
This course is designed for self-editors, aspiring professional editors and desktop publishers. Its aim is to develop the students understanding of the editing processes.Develop a capacity to edit a broad range of publishing material including both print and electronic media, text and graphics.
Professional and Specialist Editing online - BWR307: This senior editing distance learning course is designed for editors who are already happy that they have advanced proofreading and copy editing skills and techniques and who want to move up to more senior or specialised roles.
Study from Home with this Distance Learning Course. Gain hands-on experience as an editor in a student publishing team! In this course, you will develop essential practical knowledge and skills that you will need in your career as editor or publisher.
Learn to write effectively. This course is particularly useful for people who wish to brush up on their writing skills, or to obtain basic skills which they should have, but did not develop properly while at school.
Ethics might simply be described as the study of “What is right and what is wrong”. Another way of defining ethics is “those norms and rules of conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”.
Understand how to write as a freelancer. Ten lessons cover everything from good grammar, to planning and writing newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, books and more. Emphasis is placed on things which are important to publishers who might buy your work.
Enhance your freelance writing skills! This is a great follow up course to Freelance Writing 1. It begins by revisiting writing fundamentals, in order to lay the foundation for specific freelance writing skills for newspapers, periodicals, education, biographies, technical. fiction and others.
Acquire the writing skills needed to become both an employed and freelance Journalist. To become a successful journalist, you will need a number of key attributes to call upon during your journalistic career. This course will help you gain them.
Develop your understanding of editing, publishing, and image manipulation! The skills and knowledge developed in this course can help you start a career as a freelance writer, editor or publisher or you can gain full credit towards our Diploma in Journalism while building your career.
Succeed in your career in journalism. This study journalism from home course is designed to prepare people for such career paths. It concentrates on developing the skills needed to succeed as a writer, and an awareness of how to develop a career in this industry.
Become a successful journalist. Being paid to write is a dream shared by many because journalism is a challenging and exciting profession. Writing well under pressure and writing to a Newspaper's requirements is very important. This course will teach you the skills you need to achieve your potential.
Gain practical journalism experience. Develop your ability to write articles to specification and submit those articles for publication in a periodical (ie. Newspaper, Magazine or Ezine). By the end of this course, you will actually have something published!
Expand your practical journalism opportunities. This module gives you valuable experience in writing for a student publication, which will greatly enhance your resume. Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will participate in the production of a specific publication.
The Academy for Distance Learning are a leading provider for online course with professional qualifications in the UK, and renowned for the care and committed support we deliver for your learning. Our specialist tutors are both successful business and industry people and qualified to deliver the materials provided, whether online, distance learning or paper based. We specialise in online course learning, making us experts at delivery and true pioneers in the field. We’re committed to your success, and we’ll help you choose the right course.