The current crisis in global banking, markets and economies has reminded us of the importance of financial journalism. It has also raised a set of profoundquestions as to the quality of that form of reporting. It does make us ask about the ability of journalism to report upon financial affairs in a way that lets the public know what is really going on. This program will helpparticipants develop a range of professional journalism skills and knowledge needed to work in a fast-paced financial environment.
COURSE DURATION:80 hours
This course will provide the participants with an extensive training in the best professional practice of reporting financial news. The finance journalism course takes the principles of general news reporting covered in the reporting syllabus and applies them to the full range of finance reporting.
Participants will develop professional skills in
This course is suitable for journalists who want to specialise in financial journalism, and for individuals with a background in the financial sector who want to work as journalists.
The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, through interactive sessions and hands-on projects. Our learn-by-doing approach is the most effective way to learn to Financial Journalism.
While many traditional roles in newsrooms are disappearing, financial journalism is growing. The Financial Journalism course is a unique programme that aims to train the participant to work as a financial journalist and will provide the participant with a firm grounding in corporate, financial and economic reporting, the ability to understand and manipulate financial data and to critically analyse announcements by companies and government departments. The participant will learn to discover the world of markets and companies, international trade and government policy, where there is always the next assignment to chase.
1. Orientation on fundamentals of Journalism (10hrs)
3. Journalistic writing skills (10hrs)
5. Accounting &Financial reporting (8hrs)
7. Reporting through live media (8hrs)
2. Macro & International Economics (14hrs)
4. Banking &Finance (10hrs)
6. Interviewing skills (10hrs)
8. Journalistic code of conduct & ethics (10hrs)