Presenting Story Ideas

Learn to pitch successfully with Paula Fray

4 weeks

Whether you are a freelancer or in a newsroom, pitching story ideas is a core skill for journalists and content producers. This course takes you through the basics of how to pitch, from developing ideas, building source relationships and networks, refining and selecting ideas and how to present them so your story gets picked.  


This course is aligned to unit standard 117545: Present journalistic story ideas, which will earn you 5 credits for which you will get a statement of results from the MICT Seta.


Included in this course you'll find:

  • Generating story ideas

  • How to present story idea

  • Incorporating feedback and revising

The course should take you a maximum of 4 weeks and features games to learn lessons, resources, a final quiz and assignments to earn a certificate or a statement of results if you choose the accredited option.


This course is the first part of the journalism basics learning pathway, consisting of:

  • Presenting story ideas

  • Research for journalism

  • Writing for journalism

Pair these with Mastering the Press Code for a good, practical grounding in journalism.



Tel: +27 (0) 11 84 900 0344


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