Short Courses

short-cources-cAs newsrooms shrink, media practitioners are placed under increasing pressure to multitask and to deliver more; while fewer specialists are to be found, journalism graduates often lack important skills to do the job, and advances in technology place greater pressure on working journalists who must engage on more platforms than ever before.

Multimedia skills are now required across the board, and journalists today do things they would never have imagined five years ago: tweet from court; shoot and edit cellphone videos of protests; use tablets to tape and take notes on interviews; and data-mine the internet to investigate stories. Skills not covered in the curricula of colleges and universities are now a daily operational requirement.

The IAJ has a range of courses that build core writing and production skills and equip journalists to work in an increasingly technologically diverse milieu. Our facilitators are subject-matter experts and using world-class training methodologies thanks to training by our acclaimed international partners.

One of the disjunctions in government and other service providers getting their information out is that government communicators and media do not necessarily work well to distribute important information to citizens.  In order to improve the ability of service providers to deliver better, IAJ trains government, corporate and NGO communicators to better work with media.

Our Short Courses are innovative, practical skills-training workshops facilitated by experienced subject-matter experts who have been trained to international standards. Pitched at four discrete Skills Levels, with assignments, they are run over 1 – 6 days, in modular format if required.

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Core Level:
Introductory skills training for community media and junior journalists / communicators who need to sharpen their basic skills set. Trainee competency certified by the IAJ. Paid for by the individual trainee or their employer.
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Advanced Level:
Progressive skills training for mainstream media and senior journalists / communicators who need to refresh their skills or diversify into new fields. Trainee competency certified by the IAJ. Paid for by the individual trainee or their employer.
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Beat Level:
In-depth skills training for specialist journalists / communicators focused on specific fields of reportage. Trainee competency certified by the IAJ. Paid for by the individual trainee or their employer.
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Masters Level:
Holistic skills training for news editors, producers, chief subs and other media middle-management. Trainee competency certified by the IAJ. Paid for by the individual trainee or their employer.


Communicators are only trained in short courses and only at Core and Advanced levels.
Hundreds of media and communications  professionals benefited from our training courses in the last year, delivered by renowned industry experts and leaders in their field.

 

See the calendar of upcoming courses