WELCOME TO THE IAJ
The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism is South Africa's oldest and most trusted communications and journalism training institute, which has been around for 28 years. We offer a variety of short courses to up-skill early and mid career journalists and communicators.
Nominations for the 2021 Nat Nakasa Award for courageous journalism are now open
The deadline for submission of nominations is midnight Wednesday 30 June 2021. Please send your written nominations and clear evidence-based motivations with reference to the criteria above to email@example.com.
"My previous manager recommended that I do some writing course with the institution to refine my skills. I then did a bit of research on the organisation and the training offered.
Notwithstanding the efficient training coordinators and staff members that assisted me, I was given a discount on the basis that I was self-funding, definitely providing much needed relief. Creative Writing and Editing for Corporate Publications is the programme I registered for. The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable, subject matter experts that provided a clear-cut idea on current trends. The session was interactive and allowed us to share insights on what worked at different corporates, and the training material provided was practical and appropriate."
"The Institute for Advancement Journalism became my first choice due to its specialization on media courses and programmes and because of its use of people who have been long in the industry who are experienced trainers and facilitators. Their facilitation is not only theory based but practical, and they do not only follow the programme or course; they give more and one comes out of the programme or course skilled to practice even more."
IAJ provides valuable and relevant training opportunities. Technology is dynamic and it affects how jobs are done in all industries, especially in the media industry. IAJ plays a vital role in equipping journalists and media personalities with skills and knowledge for the new age work environment.
1-2 September 2021
Learn to write gripping pieces that grabs readers and makes them want to read on, even if it’s not their topic. Come along and acquire techniques that will move you away from that pedantic expression, into a lively style that respects tone.
6 September 2021
The Promotion of Access to
Information Act was designed to
create a culture of transparency. It is a critical tool for journalists to be able to use in their reportage and in their quest for information that can inform the citizenry. The Protection of Personal Information Act legislation is South Africa’s
data protection law to protect
people from harm by protecting
their personal information. As
journalists is important to know
how to handle people’s personal
8 September 2021
The Promotion of Access to Information Act was designed to create a culture of transparency. It is a critical tool for journalists to be able to use in their reportage and in their quest for information that can inform the citizenry. The Protection of Personal Information Act legislation is South Africa’s data protection law to protect people from harm by protecting their personal information. As journalists is important to knowhow to handle people’s personal information.
Creative Writing and Editing for Corporate Publications
27 September 2021 - 01 October 2021
This highly practical course is a must for all professionals interested in writing for corporate publications. This includes everyone from directors to media liaison personnel in public and private sectors and civil society organisations.
Professionals writing for corporate publications and those who put together in-house newsletters, will be coached on how to write specifically for their niche markets, while also learning how to transform often dry in-house material into vibrant organisational tools.