News Editing : Introduction

One Day Course


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.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

11th Jul 18 London Bridge £250 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
10th Aug 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT SOLD  OUT
5th Sep 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
5th Oct 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

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Course Outline

  • Your coverage
    • 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
  • Forward planning
    • 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

    Editing copy
    • 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

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,


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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

10th Dec

This course taught me about looking at different angles, tighter writing and that the first 5 words matter.

22nd Jan

Practical guidance on relevant topics in my career field .