Intermediate Journalism

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This course builds on the foundational principles and skills of journalism and introduces students to more advanced reporting and storytelling techniques. Students will learn how to develop and pitch news stories, conduct interviews, gather and analyze data, and write in-depth feature articles. They will also explore different media platforms and formats, such as video, audio, and multimedia, and learn how to adapt their reporting and storytelling to different audiences and contexts. The course will also cover the ethical and legal considerations in journalism, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the changing media landscape.

Our journalism courses are designed for:

  • Aspiring journalists and aspiring media/public relations officers
  • Working and mid-level career journalists who need to update their skills and knowledge with modern industry trends
  • Management-level journalists and media managers who need to make their media operations more profitable
  • Bloggers and current affairs content creators who need to learn the basics of journalism practice and earn income from it
  • Practitioners interested investigative reporting and documentary journalism
  • Anyone interested in development, gender and diversity journalism


The practical aspects of Journalism are the main focus of our journalism courses.  Direct experience is gained through internships with WABMA® partner radio/TV stations.

What will you learn?

Participants will learn:

– Journalism basics

– News gathering and processing

– Interview techniques

– Writing and Reporting Skills

– Use of English

– Fundamental concept of news

– News writing, editing and reporting

– Specialized reporting

  • Investigative reporting
  • Political reporting
  • Crises & conflict reporting
  • News documentaries
  • Gender & diversity reporting
  • Environmental reporting
  • Development journalism
  • Economic and Business Reporting

– Fact checking techniques & processes

– Use of perception and perspectives in news reporting

– Media Laws and Ethics

– Media & Society

– Public Relations vs. Journalism

– Use of ICT in journalism (Digital reporting)

– Current affairs & Commentary writing

– Editing fundamentals


Journalism courses are about 6 short and long courses.

(1): Short Course –  (1, 2 or 3 Days):

(2): Long Courses:

a. Basic – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

b. Intermediate – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

c. Advanced – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

Short Journalism Courses – (1, 2 or 3 Days):

– Documentary Journalism

– Development Journalism

– Investigative Journalism

– Fact Checking – techniques & processes

– Environment Journalism

– Gender and Diversity Journalism

Special Journalism Courses:

  • Setting up a thematic station – All News & Talk Station!
  • Improving revenues through News programming
  • Developing in-house News style
  • Practical Newsroom Management

Customized journalism trainings – available on demand.

Special Writing Courses:

  • Creative Writing
  • Features & Non-Fiction Writing
  • The Business of Writing: Earning Income through Writing
  • – Tuition : ₦60,000 – inperson – 50,000 online


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    📬 WABMA Enugu : 21 Upper North Road 10 Trans Ekulu Enugu.

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What Will You Learn?

  • I. Introduction to Intermediate Journalism
  • Review of basic journalism principles and skills
  • Overview of intermediate journalism techniques and formats
  • Understanding the role of journalism in society
  • II. Developing News Stories
  • Identifying news angles and ideas
  • Conducting background research and interviews
  • Developing news leads and headlines
  • Writing news stories for different platforms
  • III. Gathering and Analyzing Data
  • Understanding data journalism and its impact
  • Collecting and analyzing data for news stories
  • Using data visualization and storytelling techniques
  • Understanding the limitations and ethics of data journalism
  • IV. In-Depth Feature Writing
  • Understanding the feature story format
  • Developing feature story ideas and pitches
  • Conducting research and interviews for features
  • Writing feature stories for different platforms
  • V. Interviewing and Sourcing
  • Techniques for effective interviewing
  • Developing and maintaining sources
  • Ethical considerations in interviewing and sourcing
  • Writing profiles and human-interest stories
  • VI. Multimedia Journalism
  • Overview of multimedia journalism formats
  • Developing skills in video, audio, and photojournalism
  • Understanding the different platforms and audiences for multimedia journalism
  • Ethics and legal considerations in multimedia journalism
  • VII. Journalism Ethics and Law
  • Understanding the ethical principles and standards in journalism
  • Analyzing ethical dilemmas in journalism
  • Legal frameworks for journalism, including freedom of speech and the press, libel and defamation, and privacy
  • Analyzing the impact of social media and digital journalism on journalism ethics and law
  • VIII. Newsroom Management and Leadership
  • Understanding the different roles and responsibilities in a newsroom
  • Developing skills in newsroom management and leadership
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities in the changing media landscape
  • IX. Final Project
  • Developing a news story or feature article
  • Applying advanced journalism skills and techniques
  • Presenting and defending the project in a mock newsroom
  • X. Conclusion
  • Recap of key concepts and topics covered
  • Discussion of the role of journalism in democracy and society
  • Future directions in journalism and the media landscape

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