Courses overview

Are you a mid-career journalist working for broadcast and/or online? Then this could be the challenging course you’re looking for to make the next step in your professional journalism career!

The rise of online and social media means that information is available instantly for those who want it. If you want to stand out as a journalist, just pushing information at people won’t help you. You need to understand how to engage audiences by telling powerful stories, using a variety of formats, across a range of media. And you need to be equally at home as a broadcast and as a multimedia journalist. Apply now and give your career that extra edge!

The Broadcast Management course provides senior managers in media organisations with the tools to improve their own performance and to get the best out of their staff. In two weeks, you will be able to draw on a rich programme of theory, best practices, shared experience, working visits and management assignments to help you cope with the dynamics of a rapidly changing media world.

Whether you make a magazine programme with factual content, or reports and documentaries, or discussion and interview programmes, or if you want to develop new exciting formats for your factual content, this course will boost the impact and creativity of producing factual stories. Making true stories and information exciting and increasing your ratings – this course shows you how. The focus of this course will be on sexual and reproductive health issues.

This two-week course is for experienced broadcast, print and/or online journalists and reporters who are keen to increase their knowledge of practical investigative journalism methods and techniques to uncover and tell original stories that make an impact. It will strengthen their capacity to identify and research issues of governance, accountability, corruption and misuse of power, and to structure the results of what they learn in powerful stories, told in fresh and engaging ways.

Documentaries succeed or fail due to the quality of the stories they tell. This six-week course combines RNTC’s Online Academy modules with two weeks of face to face sessions and coaching to enable documentary makers to take their story-telling skills to an international level.

Media campaigns must steal the tools of advertising and other professions, and tell inspiring moving stories, if they are to be noticed, remembered and have an impact. This course covers everything you need to make campaigns with impact.

If you’re a journalist working for broadcast, print or online media, you need to know all there is about the fast developing field of Online Journalism! This two week course will teach you how to find and check information online, how to adapt and enrich your work for online publication, and how to use social media to increase its reach and impact.

Media are being used for radicalisation and promoting violent extremism in many regions of the world. Media can and needs to be part of the solution. This course focuses on how professionals can use media to help communities understand all of their choices, and the consequences of those choices.

This three-week course is for media professionals and social action and communications staff of development NGOs and civil society/public service organisations whose work is focused on raising awareness and achieving behavioural change in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. It will strengthen their capacity to target specific audiences and to make creative use of media formats and platforms to tell powerful and persuasive stories which raise awareness, change attitudes and encourage different behaviour.

In this two week course experienced NGO staff will explore how to use and work with media effectively, increasing impact and awareness. The rich theoretical and practical content enables you to tell better stories, in many formats and get them into the media. Also, through hands-on experience you’ll learn how to create audio and video content yourself.

Video Journalism is more about story than operating a camera. This course breaks the journalist’s habit of delivering too much dry information, enabling you to use many formats to tell powerful stories, all filmed and edited by yourself.