About Training at the Frontline Club
Friday 22 September 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This course is designed for people interested in editing audio with a view to making radio reports and programmes, or creating podcasts. It will take in both the editorial considerations of editing, and the principles of good practice, as well as the technical skills involved.
Saturday 23 September 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
More and more journalists are now using their smartphones as an electronic news gathering device as online magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story. This one-day course will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your smartphone.
Friday 29 September 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Good opinion writing should demonstrate credibility and shape minds. Unfortunately, most misses the mark because it is ill conceived, badly executed and lacks a compelling central thought. This interactive, half-day workshop for journalists and communications professionals will give you the confidence to plan, commission and write with authority and purpose. It will uncover techniques for identifying relevant topics and for developing absorbing themes. It will help you build content with a coherent narrative using ‘killer’ supporting evidence. And it will give you the tools to engage the audience from the very first line.
Friday 6 October 2017, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This practical and introductory one day workshop is designed for journalists who seek a gentle introduction into data journalism. You’ll learn how to interview digital sources using the power of Excel, find patterns in data that lead to clues for deeper digging, how to report numbers and produce evidence-based reporting. We have conspired to get you over the technical hump in a day.
Friday 13 October 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
With more than 16 years’ experience in digital journalism, pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop on writing for the web. You will gain an understanding of the principles of writing for the web, how it differs from print, how to establish a successful blogging persona and why the headline must work much harder online.
Friday 20 October 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Podcasts are a great way to engage the public and hook audiences in. More personal and intimate than video, they are also simple to produce. In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you the tools you need to start making your own podcasts.
Friday 3 November 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Are you interested in learning how to turn true stories – either contemporary or historical – into compelling drama or fiction? This one-day workshop focuses on the art of fact-to-fiction adaptation.
Thursday 16 November 2017, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM
This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience aimed at people working in the NGO sector and non-professional photographers who want to tell compelling humanitarian stories through photos.
Friday 17 November 2017, 09:30 AM - 5:00 PM
This one-day workshop is for people working in the NGO sector and non professional videographers and photographers working within the NGO, CSR or media spheres who want to start telling stories through video. You will learn the basics of storytelling and video techniques, how to create an effective video strategy and how to work with professional video producers and teams. We will go over common pitfalls, learn the relevant theory and lingo, and cover practical topics including how to write a creative brief, how to coordinate bigger productions, and how to get your video out there.
Friday 24 November 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Too many journalists, producers and NGOs get little or no return on their investments in long-form reports, investigations or documentary projects. In this day-long session renowned international trainers and journalists Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers will provide solutions by helping you plan better and think business while creating long life-cycle stories that matter.
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
If you’re running an investigative project, be it for an NGO or media organisation, you need a plan and a process to keep you on time and on target. This session will give you the project management skills that motivate, guide and monitor your teams. Participation is strictly limited to 9 managers of current or impending journalistic or NGO investigative or documentary projects as well as editors or producers.
Friday 1 December 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a day-long masterclass with Vin Ray, moving from the basic elements of television and video packaging through to the most sophisticated scripting techniques to help you improve your storytelling. It is designed to work for both newcomers and experienced professionals who want to improve their storytelling.