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.


21 Girton Road

Parktown, Johannesburg

South Africa 

011 482 4990



October 2020

Photojournalism for Communicators

Photojournalism for Communicators is an intensive, hands-on workshop where you will get to understand the power of a digital single reflex camera by taking it off the AUTO mode. 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. The course looks at how to create images that are more thought provoking and profound, by applying the necessary technical and creative flair.

October 2020

Social Media as a Source and Platform

Social media is a new and fundamentally different approach to attracting and retaining customers and spreading your message. When we talk about social media, we like to take a four or five pronged approach, incorporating Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube and Flickr. 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.

October 2020

Layout and Design for Communicators

Whether it's a magazine spread, a subway poster, or even a Web page, nothing connects or communicates like a great layout. Combined with the process of graphic design, learn how to create intelligent and powerful visual communication. 

October 2020

Internal and External Communication Strategy

A successful communication strategy unites external and internal factors and builds your brand. A failed strategy destroys it.  Pitching your messages in the right way to the right audiences requires a careful analysis of stakeholder needs, coupled with certain basic working skills. Involving, informing and interacting with your stakeholders is the key to shaping public perceptions to support your communication investment.

Black Wednesday Masterclass - SM Poster.
  • 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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