News editing is about journalism - news lists, diaries and planning. It's also about management and people skills.
This course covers all journalistic aspects of being a news editor, as well as equipping you for a managerial role and developing your people skills.
The course also looks at you as a manager and how you can become a really effective team leader.
You need no previous news editing experience to attend this course.
• How to plan news coverage for a magazine or newspaper
• Identifying weak areas of coverage
• Turning a story round for your publication
• Dealing with late-breaking stories
• Ensuring you have a steady flow of story ideas presented to you
The news editor's role on your publication
• What is expected of you as news editor?
• Defining your role
• A look at you as leader and manager
• Managing your time effectively
• How to win a realistic budget
• How to stick to that budget
Getting the most from your team
• How to ensure you have a clear understanding of the skills, abilities, problems and concerns of each member of your team
• How to ensure they trust and value you as their leader
• How to make sure your know what story generating diary events are coming up and that you have them covered
• How to anticipate news
• Controlling the diary and choosing the right reporter
• Deciding which stories to cover
Commissioning a detailed brief
• How to get what you want from reporters, feature writers and photographers
• How to handle the situation if you don't get the story you want
• When should you edit a piece of unsatisfactory copy yourself and when should you hand it back for additional work?
• Editing a news piece effectively
Keeping ahead of rivals
• Keeping reporters keen and sharp
• The role of the news meeting
• Finding off-diary stories