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Journalism: How To Write Like A Journalist – Tips And Tricks Of The Trade with Kate Morris from Goldsmiths, University of London

June 15 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


In preparation for this webinar, Kate Morris asks students to find their favourite piece of journalism and read it carefully before the session. In addition she would like students to answer the following questions:

  • Describe it in 50 words
  • Explain who you think the audience for this piece is
  • Explain why you think the publication published it

Within the session itself Kate will then chair a discussion about the articles put forward by your students and their findings. This will then lead in to a talk about writing for journalists, and how to write concisely and clearly for a broad audience. Kate will address topics such as audiences, messaging, language of journalistic writing, and tricks of the trade, with time for your students to engage in discussion and questions.


Lecturer Biography: Kate Morris teaches on the BA Journalism degree practice modules. Her background is in newspaper journalism where she worked for 15 years as a reporter, sub-editor and desk editor on publications ranging from The Richmond and Twickenham Times to The Independent.

Suitable for: Year 12s and Year 13s with an interest in Journalism.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: See above

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 or 4 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage (or at the bottom if you are on a mobile device). Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


June 15
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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