During the course, participants will create, shoot and edit their own photo stories. Working through the process of crafting a photo story allows participants to consider carefully how to capture the images of people, action and locations in a way that tells a story

22 - 26  June 2020

Social Media as source and platform

Whether you’re a journalist, communicator, a big corporate or a small non-governmental organisation, you can’t afford to ignore social media. Social media has the potential to provide unmatched insights into stories as they unfold  online. But many journalists and communicators’ careers have ended abruptly with errant tweets, stories and images that have led to legal battles. This course equips journalists and communicators to deal with the additional burden of “socializing” online.

 07 - 08 July 2020

Creative Non-Fiction Writing 

 With so many distractions for online readers, well-written, compelling feature writing is the most important way to keep audiences informed and captivated on complex topics. The creative non-fiction writing course takes journalists through the step-by-step process of researching, reporting and writing powerful narratives for online readers. 

21 - 23 July 2020

Creative Writing & Editing for Corporate Publications

 Delivering key messages in the corporate materials can be a complicated task. This practical course is a must for all professionals interested in writing for corporate publications from government media liaison officers those working in the private sector and civil society organisations. 

27 - 31 July 2020


21 Girton Road

Parktown, Johannesburg

South Africa 

011 482 4990


9 - 10 March 2020 

Report Writing Skills for Compliance

3 - 6 March 2020

Reporting on Illicit Financial Flows 

3 - 4 March 2020

Business Writing Skills

2 - 6 March 2020

Commissioning Editors Training

  • Instagram

I learned how to polish my journalism potential with the evolving Artificial Intelligence, mobile gadgets, content curation of disinformation, misinformation and mal-information escalating fake news and social media utilization in delivering news to a diverse audience.

- Kearoma Komane  from Botswana on New Trends in Journalism course

This was an excellent course, has opened my eyes to the possibilities for online and mobile. The facilitator has outdone himself and even months after the course, he is still accessible.

- Fanelo Maseko from Loxion News on the Video Editing for Online and Mobile course

Social Media as Source and Platform: I learned how to think about social media as a professional tool and to see stories and events from an angle which can be used for our brand. The course was insightful and I also learned how to use these platforms with a goal in mind rather than just randomly

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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.

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