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Masterclass 13: Careers in journalism, an overview and update
What's right for you: consumer magazines, business mags, TV, radio, local papers, hyperlocal, or self-employment?
We're all multimedia journalists now, but the simple truth is that the people handing out the jobs are still - predominantly - operating in one of the traditional media categories. We'll look at how to pick the area that best suits you, and how to demonstrate in your application, and at interview, how good you'll be at enhancing the multimedia capabilities of anyone who gives you a job.
We'll also cover working as a freelance, and the opportunities that developments in hyperlocal are opening up.
Going live: September 20
Masterclass 14: How to pass the NCTJ Newswriting Diploma exam
A guide to what examiners are looking for, and a sure-fire approach to the exam
We'll cover the golden rules you need to follow to convince NCTJ markers that you are a safe pair of hands, hear from those with enviable records in getting student journalists through the exam, and offer a step-by-step approach to the exam that will maximise your marks.
Going live: September 24
Masterclass 15: iPhone for Journalists
Smartphones are a highly convenient way for the multimedia journalist to publish instantly
We'll look at how to turn your iPhone into a fully-enabled multimedia reporting device, so you can file text, stills, video and audio instantly to a custom-made blog, to a mobile-enabled multimedia site, and any combination you like of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and a huge range of other platforms.
We're concentrating on the iPhone, but what we cover is also applicable to other smartphones.
Going live: October 16
Masterclass 16: A new struture for online, multimedia story-telling
Has the traditional inverted triangle/pyramid had it's day?
With multimedia content, combining material from other sources and linking, the simple story structure journalists have been taught for generations needs some refining.
Going live: October 30
Masterclass 17: Topic areas and beat blogs
How to make your website a valuable resource and attract loyal users.
We've concentrated a good deal in these masterclasses on how to reach out to new audiences with the effective use of a wide range of social media. The goal was always to draw readers who appreciate what you are doing back to your branded website and print publication.
Now we look at how to make that website as effective as it can be at turning casual visitors into committed and regular consumers of our content.
Going live: November 13
Masterclass 18: NCTJ Multimedia Portfolio
What the examiners are looking for in your multi-platform news and features
Going live: November 27
Masterclass 19: Curating user-generated content
How to cover a major story by blending your own material with that from other professional and citizen journalists
Masterclass 20: Hyperlocal reporting and geotagging
Industry experts with the latest guidance
Masterclass 21: Travel writing
An experienced travel writer on how to do it right
Masterclass 22: Email bulletins
How to turn an RSS feed into a bulletin, and add your Twitter feed to it
Masterclass 23: Social media update
What platforms you should be using now – and how
Masterclass 24: Features writing
Analysing how the very best features writers do it
Masterclass 25: The jobs market
Industry experts on where the opportunities lie right now