News and feature writing

A course covering all the basic elements of news and feature writing, from ideas to producing gripping copy to deadlines.

Aimed at:

Those new to news or feature writing for newspapers, magazines and web sites.


  • Good writing skills refresher 
  • Grammar and punctuation refresher 
  • Specific story structures - news and features 
  • Finding stories and doing your research 
  • How to generate and develop ideas 
  • Interviewing tips and quotes 
  • An introduction to law and ethics 
  • The different approaches needed for web writing 
  • Headlines and Search Engine Optimisation skills 
  • Practical exercises with feedback

Following this course you will be able to write news and features for a range of publications, know how to structure stories and be able to meet deadlines.

Duration:        A one-day course held at NCTJ, Newport, Essex

Dates:            2 September 2014

Fee:                £375 plus VAT

Contact us for more information or download the booking form on the right


"Best training since taking up my position."
- Bill Pascoe, Devon and Cornwall Police

"This has been a really valuable day. It has been really useful and I’ve learned a lot. It’ll certainly change the way I write.”
- Jamie Walker, World Horse Welfare