Courses overview

As a journalist in a world awash with information, how can you produce content that makes waves? RNTC’s flagship course provides experienced reporters with the tools to become top-flight narrative journalists.

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.

Drama is the most powerful format for changing attitudes and getting people to explore their beliefs, taboos and behaviours. It is especially important for tackling sensitive subjects; anything from sexual and reproductive health to extremism and radicalisation. Online and viral dramas have a particularly powerful effect in changing attitudes leading to behavior change and social change. Drama that goes viral and changes attitudes requires great creativity, attention to detail and expertise in persuasion. Clumsy, obvious or clichéd stories have no impact, audiences reject them.

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.

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.

Journalism without story has much less impact. Modern journalists need to be great storytellers because they tell important stories. Narrative journalism teaches journalists to tell the important stories in a country – it is one of the keys to accountability, transparency and democracy.

Extremists have become skilled at exploiting the media landscape to promote violence. What can media professionals do to turn the tide of radicalisation? This course provides tools to target communities with convincing narratives that change minds. 

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.